There’s just something that feels quintessentially “summer” about outdoor porch dining.
Even back as far as when we were looking at second homes, the idea of having a large space for outdoor dining was really appealing to us. And when I first laid eyes on our home, I was immediately struck by the very large side porch and how perfect it would be for this classic summertime activity.
Our side porch space is quite large at almost 14 feet wide and over 40 feet long. To put it in perspective, that’s nearly the footprint of our entire row house.
For nearly two years (since I first saw the wrap around porch in our home’s listing photos), I’ve been dreaming of how we could pull this space together, creating an outdoor dining area that could accommodate large numbers of friends and family, fit the character of the home, and be conveniently located near the kitchen.