Raleigh New Homes| Wrap Around Front Porches
Homes with Wrap Around Front Porches in the Raleigh Area
How Much Do Front Porches Cost? What Types of Front Porches are Available?
Looking to add a touch of elegance to your Raleigh new home? A wrap around porch could be the in-feature you are looking for.
Raleigh new home builders are seeing increased popularity for wrap around front porches and the reasons why are easy to understand.
More social and entertainment space at a lower cost per square foot.
Additional living space.
A sunrise view in the morning or a sunset view at night.
All day comfort, in your choice of sun or shade.
Outdoor furniture, hammocks, rocking chairs or swings, provide added relaxation
New Homes in Raleigh | Types of Wrap Around Porches
There are many different types of wrap around porches.
Wrap-around porches can be two, three, or four sided to wrap partially or wholly around the house.
Wrap-around porches can also be broken into multiple sections by adding several access points from alcoves in the home.
Two story porches, attached walkways, attached gazebos, and outdoor staircases leading from ground level to the porch or from different porch levels are also options.
New Homes in Raleigh | Planning Your Front Porch
Before choosing a floor plan with extensive porch space, take into consideration the amount of space around your new home, which can determine how large the porch can be.
Will trees be in the way and need to be removed?
Is there enough space to accommodate the extra width of a large porch without encroaching required setbacks?
New Homes in Raleigh | Porch Styles
Porch style can also vary widely, depending on the style of home. You should always choose a floor plan before adding a wrap around porch.
Do you want the porch to have rounded corners or traditional 90 degree angles?
What type of flooring and hand railing materials are appropriate?
What types of columns, balusters, or posts are appropriate, given the style of the home?
Do you want running trim or molding?
New Homes in Raleigh | How Much Does a Porch Cost?
Wrap around porch build cost varies depending on:
- Type of support pillars (Hand built Craftsman stone columns are the most expensive, basic 4x4 support post are least expensive, with a wide range of options between)
- Type of roof (standing seam metal, rounded, copper, dimensional shingles)
- Total square footage of porch space
- Type of porch surface (can be concrete, wood, brick, slate, tile, or other flooring surface)
- Type of railings
- Height from the ground
Wrap around porches are usually found in Raleigh custom home neighborhoods, rather than production built subdivisions.
Depending on the style and features, a wrap around front porch can add $5-15K or more to the cost of your new home. Talk to your Raleigh custom home builder about what it will take to bring home your new wrap around porch.
Read more about new home front porches, decks, screen porches, and exterior styles in these articles
Each of these links contain pictures and/or photo tours of Raleigh new homes with porches, decks, screen porches, and custom designed exterior styles:
*Photos represent a variety of new home front porch trends. Not all homes are constructed by Stanton Homes.
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