Has anyone else noticed that the traditional front porch has all but disappeared from today's house plans? There was a time (way before my time), especially during the 18th and 19th centuries where front porches were ubiquitous across our land. They served a purpose for socialization. But, after World War II, with the availability of television and air conditioning, most people retreated to their houses or their back decks or patios for more privacy. In effect, Facebook is today's front porch and those hold-outs who build them today may do be showing neighbors what they'd be doing...if they had the time to do it. Read the full story at:
Bill Primavera is a Realtor (www.PrimaveraRealEstate.com) in New York representing all of beautiful Westchester and Putnam Counties above Manhattan. He also is a marketing practitioner (www.PrimaveraPR.com) specializing in the lifestyles arena, and writes a syndicated column called “The Home Guru” which deals with all aspects of the housing market, design, decorating and landscaping. He can reached directly at 914-522-2076.