How about a sound off on enclosed porches vs open porches?
We bought our 1923 Craftsman with the porch enclosed. To me it is: 1) a wasted space. While it has screens there is still so much wall/solid window that is feels no different from sitting in the living room with an open window. 2) asthetically unappealing. I would think the house would look much better with the porch open and tapered posts in the corners. It would also be friendlier for those walking by.
This picture is our current status, we are building a half story for more bedrooms.
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