Picture this: It’s a sunny afternoon, and you’re enjoying an ice-cold lemonade and a cool breeze in the shade as you watch your neighbors stroll by with their children and pets. Or perhaps you are watching the sun dip below the horizon at the end of a long day.
Whatever picture you choose, farmer’s porches complete the vision by giving homeowners an outside space to unwind.
We found five properties at a variety of price points in Greater Boston with farmer’s porches, including a detached town house in Norfolk, an attached town house in Andover, a Cape in Stoughton, a modern home in North Reading, and a farmhouse in Hanover. Check them out:
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath
2,028 square feet
Located in Norfolk’s first sustainable green community, Boyde’s Crossing, this town house is designed to harness the sun’s energy, reportedly using less than 30 percent of the average amount other newly built homes consume. The home includes a first-floor sunroom, an open layout, a private patio and planting area, and a farmer’s porch.
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath
2,012 square feet
The farmer’s porch of this attached town house overlooks the lawn and brick walkways. The first-floor of the home has an open layout comprising a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen with granite counters and maple cabinets, and a slider to a private deck. The second floor offers new wall-to-wall carpeting in the master suite, which has a walk-in closet, and in the second bedroom. The finished third floor would make a great bedroom, office, or playroom. Additional amenities include a two-car detached garage and an unfinished lower level.
4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath
1,205 square feet
Remodeled in 2013, this Cape features a kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances, including a gas stove. The main bathroom offers a shower with a tile surround and a claw-foot tub. The home has hardwood flooring throughout, a first-floor laundry room, a farmer’s porch, and a deck overlooking the backyard. The plumbing, heating, septic, and electrical systems have been updated. The home is set on a 0.41-acre lot next to a park.
4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath
3,846 square feet
Set on a 2.74-acre lot, this modern home is surrounded by landscaped grounds with a pond, flowering shrubs, and trees. All can be appreciated from the farmer’s porch. Inside, the house features cathedral ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and hardwood floors. The open floor plan includes an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room with a tray ceiling and chandelier. The master suite, found on the first floor, offers a dressing room and a five-piece bath. The finished basement boasts a wet bar, game and media rooms, and a suite.
3 bedrooms, 1 full bath
1,175 square feet
In addition to a remodeled kitchen and bath, this Hanover farmhouse also features hardwood floors, high ceilings, and decorative molding. The master bedroom has two closets — one is a walk-in. The house, which offers a farmer’s porch, is set on 0.69 of an acre. A row of high shrubs separates the property from the street. As of press time, an offer had been accepted on this home, but it was still being shown.
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