When we started looking for a house plan one thing I really wanted was a front porch. We bought a lot in an old historic area of our little town with big trees, no curbs or gutters, and the nicest neighbors. I could just see the mister and I sitting out there in the evening, rocking in the chairs, visiting with people strolling by. We've been here for nine months and so far that just hasn't happened. But I love that porch anyway. It's there if I need it and it's another area to decorate!