Summer’s official start is still a month away, but parts of the nation are heating up, which means not only a rise in temperature, but in spirits as well. This time of year also brings to mind those delicious hot-weather tropes: swimming pools, ice-cold lemonade, and lazy evenings spent outside, whether at an al fresco dining spot, a city stoop, or, in the case of the South, a beautiful porch.
A charming 1890 home, graciously renovated, has come on the market in Savannah, and it boasts precisely the kind of porch that dreams of easy summer living are made of. But it’s only the beginning.
Once inside, a large parlor with fireplace and tall windows flows into a formal dining room—also with a fireplace—that can be closed by way of pocket doors. From there, a gourmet kitchen with sitting room opens onto a wooden deck.
Upstairs, an ensuite master bedroom features a fireplace and overlooks Whitfield Square, while two additional bedrooms—one of which also has a fireplace—share a full bathroom that opens up to the second-floor porch.