Pinewold CottageBeach Style Porch, Portland Maine
photography by Rob Karosis
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Create as many shaded outdoor spaces as possible. This home has porches on several sides. The people who live here can follow the breeze as it shifts during the day and fully experience the area's ecology. Having multiple comfortable outdoor spaces allows us to shift location as sunlight shines from different angles. It also allows us to choose among them, and when we can make choices, we're more satisfied with our experience in the space.
11. Visually inspect the roof and gutters. Get up on a ladder or climb onto the roof (carefully!) and take a look at the rain gutters, roof and chimney. If there are sticks or leaves blocking the gutters, pull them out now — you can wait until after most of the leaves have fallen, later in the autumn, to clean the gutters out completely. Look for worn areas on the roof and patch them as needed. Tell us: What's on your home maintenance list this September?More: What to do in your garden now
When looking at this new traditional home, we can guess how charming the interior must be just by taking a look at its expansive porch. Crisp black details, lovely lighting, stately yet unpretentious columns and wicker furniture beckon visitors.