Screened porches truly give the best of both worlds. They allow you to sit outside and enjoy the sights of nature. But at the same time, you’re protected from pesky mosquitoes and light rain. Screened porches are the perfect addition to any home when you love to spend time outside.
Since farmhouses tap into the bucolic rural setting theme, screened porches make perfect sense as an addition to nearly any farmhouse floor plan. It’s just another way to enjoy the scenery. And with the generous porch space of farmhouses, having a section you can sit in when the bugs get bad is a nice bonus. Below are some farmhouses with a super-useful screened porch.
1. Lightly Colored Farmhouse by Visbeen Architects, Inc.
This home has a sizable screened porch off the side, right next to a covered porch. The kitchen is connected right to the screened porch and the living room looks out into the covered porch. This house boasts four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
2. Giant Porch Farmhouse by Houseplans.com
Here’s a home that doesn’t skimp on porch space. A wide porch in front is complemented by a porch that spans the back part of the home, as well. What’s really interesting is that the screened porch is bookended by stretches of covered porch so the area is more interconnected. This home comes with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
3. Quintessential Farmhouse by Houseplans.com
The exterior of this home really looks like something right off a Southern farm. But what makes this home really interesting is the placement of the screened porch. It sits right off the side of the house, but is placed so it’s connected to both the deck and the living and dining area for a truly integrated space. This home has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.
4. Cottage-Style Farmhouse by Robert Swinburne
This farmhouse-styled home was just made for the woods with its wooden cottage-like exterior. Yet the wide porch and steep roof keep the farmhouse style alive. This floor plan includes a very large screened porch on the side of the home, perfect for getting in the sights of nature. It connects to the main porch and the kitchen/dining area. This home has three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms.
5. Enclosed Porch Farmhouse by Bruce Butler
This home has an enclosed porch off the side of the home, which connects into the dining and living areas. It sits right off a wraparound open porch. This home has three bedrooms and a generous three and a half bathrooms.
6. Tidewater by Michael Curtis
Although the concept shot is very basic, the floor plan shows a very rational placement for a screened porch. What the design does is take a full-length porch and screen a third of it in. The screened porch is connected to the main porch though a door. This home boasts two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
7. Stone Façade Farmhouse by Dream Home Source
As if the wraparound porch in front wasn’t enough, this home has a screened porch around the back. The screened porch sits between two open deck spaces, which can be accessed from the screened porch via two doors. The screened porch opens into the kitchen area. This home has four bedrooms and three and a half baths. The floor plan is also notable in that it has three levels, with a very versatile basement level containing a rec. room, a media room and an exercise room, to name a few features.
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