Long time readers will recall that I am very, very slowly rolling out a tour of my mom’s A-frame house. Nearly two years ago, I showed you most of the first floor, including the kitchen and living room. And then a little over a year ago, I posted the upstairs (bedrooms and bathroom). So now that’s it’s 2016, it’s time for another installment!
To remind/orient you, here’s the house from the front:
This is the house I grew up in, but it’s gone through a lot of changes over the years. Including the porch I’m about to show you. When I was a kid, the porch wasn’t there at all; the house ended with two bedrooms at the back of the first floor, and there was just a small deck off the kitchen, on the side of the house. Then, at some point (I guess when the pool was put in?) the deck was expanded so that it wrapped all the way around to the back of the house. And then the final stage was enclosing the back part of the deck to make a screened-in porch, which is how it is today.
Here’s what it looks like from the back:
Uhh, Abe is in this picture, too. And my brother and my sister in law. And my tripod. And a bunch of shoes. But you get the idea. I’m taking this picture from the far side of the pool. Someday (2017?) I’ll do a post about all the outside areas and landscaping; you can get just a taste of it in this photo).
The porch doesn’t require a whole lot of explanation, so this post will mostly be tons of photos. My mom and stepdad use the porch all the time; any time the weather is at all reasonable for it, that’s where they hang out.
French doors in the den lead out to the porch:
Here’s are a couple of shots of more or less the whole space:
There are a few different seating areas:
Abe has his own little chair at this one:
I’m a very big fan of this bird painting by a local artist:
She had new doors put in recently:
More fun details:
And here’s my mom herself, in her natural habitat :):
And that wraps up our porch tour! I think eventually this will be a five part series; I still have the aforementioned landscaping to show you, as well as the office and downstairs bathroom.
We’re on our summer road trip right now (you can follow along on instagram at BContheRoad and on my travel blog (which doesn’t have any posts about this trip yet, but will soon (knock wood)), but I’m so dedicated that I took photos of not just my mom’s porch, but yet another surprise location before we left….so you can look for that post next week!