Build your own little perch. "In the temperate climate of Atlanta you can use a screened porch almost year-round," says Karen Soorikian of Soorikian Architecture. "This porch was built off of the home’s large kitchen/dining space and sits a level above the backyard."Soorikian was inspired "by the beauty of the deep woodland-like property," she says. "I hoped to give the porch the feel of a perch surrounded by lush trees. It's ideal for lazily lounging in a porch swing, especially in the summertime."