The architectural roots of the porch go back further that the typical Queen Anne-style Victorian homes found in the mid-19th century. The word “porch” is derived from the Latin porticus and Greek portico, meaning “passage”, which refers to the covered openings of homes and buildings. These porticos were usually supported by a row of stately columns and provided a space for one to find shelter from the midday sun or marked the entrance of important buildings or temples.
Today, porches in the Lowcounty embody Southern charm and are ideal settings for social gatherings both planned and spontaneous. They encourage a sense of neighborliness and community and because of our pleasant year-round weather, they are typically a room for all seasons.
These homes from the Lowcountry of South Carolina show that porches are in high style and that the enjoyment of beautiful weather and good company haven’t changed since the invention of the portico.
For detailed information on the homes below, please click Lowcountry Homes With Spectacular Porches