A wraparound porch combines the best of many of the elements of other porch types: they're useful for entering and exiting the home, they offer protection from the elements, make it easy to enjoy nice weather, and can be enjoyed for most of the year. "A wraparound porch provides multiple views, different gathering areas, and shelter from the heat and sun," says Marian Vaias of Anthony Wilder Design/Build.
And the great news is that there is no one particular home style required for a wraparound porch; they look excellent with a variety of architectural styles. Below, you'll find 20 houses with gorgeous wraparound porches that are bound to make you swoon.
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Shingle Style Wraparound Porch
This classic shingle style custom home features a curved wraparound porch. If sharp corners don't speak to you, consider a porch in a rounded shape like this one.Continue to 2 of 20 below.
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Farmhouse Style Wraparound Porch
Farmhouses are designed with the concept of "the more, the merrier" in mind, and this home certainly reflects this philosophy due to its sizable wraparound porch, which is outfitted with a couple of rocking chairs.Continue to 3 of 20 below.
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Bungalow Wraparound Porch
This bungalow home features a wraparound porch that is filled with various types of furnishings, potted trees, and more. One benefit about this size of porch is that there are plenty of different nooks to decorate and you can create a number of seating areas depending on your needs.Continue to 4 of 20 below.
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Craftsman Wraparound Porch
How cute is this craftsman home? This wraparound porch is a bit more private than others we've seen due to its wide columns, so you can enjoy your morning coffee in peace.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Victorian Wraparound Porch
This Victorian shingled home features a stunning curved wraparound porch that mirrors the turreted balcony above it. Hanging plants add a pleasant pop of bright green to the exterior of the home.Continue to 6 of 20 below.
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Lake House Wraparound Porch
This spacious lake house features a front porch that contains many different sitting areas, making it easy for residents and guests alike to carve out some alone time or gather together for meals outdoors.Continue to 7 of 20 below.
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Modern English Wraparound Porch
Craving some seclusion? This modern English home contains a wraparound porch that offers a bit of extra privacy due to its thick posts.Continue to 8 of 20 below.
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Red Brick Shingle Style Wraparound Porch
Here is another example of a stately shingle style house with a wraparound porch. You can of course choose to paint yours in the hue of your choosing, but a traditional white will always make a sophisticated statement, especially if your house has colorful bricks and other detailing.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Shingle Style and Stone Wraparound Porch
This shingle style home features many different porch-like nooks. Here, a wraparound porch leads to a screened porch, while a balcony allows for outdoor access upstairs.Continue to 10 of 20 below.
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Stone Farmhouse Wraparound Porch
Hanging planters add a touch of charm to this wraparound porch's seating area. During the winter months, you can easily replace fresh blooms with garland for a seasonal touch.Continue to 11 of 20 below.
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White Farmhouse Wraparound Porch
This farmhouse style home has a wraparound porch on just one side. While the home is relatively simple in appearance, the stone detailing adds charm and character.Continue to 12 of 20 below.
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City Bungalow Wraparound Porch
While this home features vast city views, a screened porch makes it appear as though it could be tucked away in the countryside.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Modern Bungalow Wraparound Porch
Modern homes can feature wraparound porches, too. This contemporary bungalow home with a stucco exterior offers outdoor access on its upper levels as well.Continue to 14 of 20 below.
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Victorian Waterfront Wraparound Porch
Who needs to go to a lakeside resort when your actual home offers prime relaxation opportunities? This spacious Victorian home features a wraparound porch that makes it easy to sit back and admire the nearby waterfront views.Continue to 15 of 20 below.
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Gray Shingle Style Wraparound Porch
Whether you enter this shingle style home from the front or side door, you'll be able to make use of the expansive wraparound porch outside.Continue to 16 of 20 below.
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Farmhouse With Wooden Wraparound Porch
This farmhouse style home features a wooden wraparound porch on each level and looks even more stunning covered in snow. The wraparound porch is an ideal place to leave snowy or wet footwear before stepping indoors.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Classic Farmhouse With Wraparound Porch
Here, another farmhouse home proves that a classic white wraparound porch will never go out of style, especially during the holiday season.Continue to 18 of 20 below.
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Modern Craftsman With Wraparound Porch
This modern craftsman home features a wraparound porch that doubles as a front deck and is slightly elevated, making it easy to sit outside while keeping an eye on kids or pets in the yard.
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Brown Craftsman With Wraparound Porch
A circular driveway and spacious wraparound porch add a grand touch to this craftsman home, making it appear ultra inviting.Continue to 20 of 20 below.
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Brown Shingle Style Wraparound Porch
Here is another example of a gorgeous shingle style home with a large wraparound porch. Note that many houses with wraparound porches will feature multiple doors, making it easy to enter into a mudroom as needed.
What are the four main types of porches?
The four main types of porches include a front porch, back porch, screened porch, and three-season porch.
What is the point of a wraparound porch?
A wraparound porch is expansive and features different areas to sit while still allowing protection from the elements.
What is a farmer's porch?
A farmer's porch is the same length as the front of the house but does not wrap around the home.