Five Homes with
Fabulous Front Porches


These listings across Corcoran know the value of a grand entrance.

Lots of words get tossed around when it comes to the attached private outdoor spaces of the world: veranda, lanai, terrace, and portico, to name a few. It can be hard to keep track of what exactly is what. But rest assured, if it’s waiting at the front of the home and is infinitely inviting for hours of getting sit done, it’s a porch. These listings across the Corcoran network prove their universal allure.

This four-bedroom delight in Bronxville has a front porch large enough to host not one, but two seating areas. It’s also not the only place to enjoy indoor-outdoor living here: There’s also a second-story terrace that sits above the porch  accessible via French doors from the upstairs den  as well as a sunroom on the ground floor that opens to a rear patio and backyard. Inside, the light-filled home has plenty of charming details including coffered ceilings in the living and dining rooms and a finished rec room on the lower level. It’s all a short stroll away from the heart of the village, with its many shops, restaurants, and parks, as well as a Metro-North train station.

Represented By: Yves Samuel Bougzaglo of Corcoran Country Living.

This c. 1881 shingled house with green trim simply looks like summer. Its covered front porch is a sumptuous spot to sip your hot or iced coffee or tea, or cozy up with a book plucked from the interior’s voluminous wood-paneled library. Looking at it, you can practically feel a refreshing breeze rolling in after sunny hours spent at a Dune Road beach or downtown Westhampton Beach. If the weather stops cooperating, swing around the home to a screened-in, rocking chair-equipped back porch. On the inside, the house brims with historical detail and contemporary comforts in equal measure. There’s a swimming pool out back — surrounded by a patio and a fire pit — and access to Quantuck Bay via Alden Lane around the corner.

Represented By: Amanda Murray and Robert Murray of Corcoran’s Westhampton Beach Office.

Unwind on the brand-new porch in this corner lot residence with three bedrooms spread over one story in the heart of the Lowcountry and bursting with Southern charm. The house also sports a screened-in porch with an outdoor kitchen  complete with grill, drinks fridge, and ice maker  and an outdoor dining area, plus a back porch and a garden with a small fountain and water feature. The house is located in Palmetto Bluff’s River Road neighborhood and includes membership to the Lodge at River Road, which has a fitness center, a swimming pool along the banks of the inland waterway, a playground, and a dog park. 

Represented By: Dave Jarman and Palmetto Fine Homes of Corcoran HM Properties.

This five-bedroom Athens contemporary, built in 2020, sits on 11.11 acres, offering ample indoor and outdoor spaces. There’s a covered front porch has a tongue-in-groove cedar ceiling and space for multiple rocking chairs, ready to welcome you home. There’s also a matching back porch with its own fireplace that overlooks the backyard with a spacious saltwater pool. Inside, there’s a great room with 20-foot ceilings and a fireplace, as well as a wide foyer flanked by a home office and a formal dining room. The chef’s kitchen has a walk-through wet bar that connects it to the dining room, as well as an adjacent butler’s pantry. 

Represented By: Jarrett Martin of Corcoran Classic Living. 

The living is easy in this three-bedroom villa in the gated community of Somerset Bridge at Seagrove in Santa Rosa Beach. with unobstructed views of Point Washington State Forest from the roomy front porch, while the back of the house includes a covered, heated pool and spa, a backyard, and a wooden bridge that spans a most delightful lily pond with a fire pit on one side. The porch has striped curtains at both ends that can be drawn for additional shade, as well as a porch swing for lazy afternoon naps. Inside, there’s a chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry and a spacious home gym or office. The house is also just a short walk from Seagrove Beach. 

Represented By: Lynne Andrews of Corcoran Reverie.

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