Upper Level Porch?

sun2007February 10, 2012

We are considering buying a home, but it has a huge upper level porch in the back.

We're at a loss, what do you do with an upper level porch? Anyone have one and love it? hate it?


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What part of the country?

Second story porches where popular in the south before central air came into common use for sleeping.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 3:09PM
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the deep south

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 4:05PM
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I have one on my house and I love it. I live in the northeast. My house was built by folks who did business in the south during the 1830's and they were not shy about taking what they learned about houses down south and applying it to their home in the north.
Having a upstairs porch means a little more privacy. Typically when you have a porch it has a common access area. A upstairs porch general is accessible only from maybe one or two rooms. You can personalize the area more.
I find most folks forget it's there so if you want some alone time it's a wonderful place to go.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 7:06PM
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Ours is south facing... so we enjoy the sunshine, along with tea as we read.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 9:46PM
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I had an upper level porch (and a lower level one, also) and loved it. In fact, I used it almost exclusively for sitting outside with my coffee (a.m.) or glass of wine (p.m.)--or pretty much everything.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 3:29PM
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Love it. It's like an extra room.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 4:13PM
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We call ours a deck.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2012 at 6:20PM
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Older homes with their sleeping porches. Had one once and loved it. Good view, more privacy. I take it the upper level porch has a roof as opposed to a deck.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2012 at 7:40PM
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