it's not so common here in so cal, but i would love to have a house with a porch (or even better a veranda)... this porch is beautiful; i like the ceiling fans too

Porch Design Ideas

Convalesce on this front porch, complete with wicker chaise lounge chairs and outdoor ceiling fans.

From Queensland Homes Magazine. Indoor outdoor living area. Sliding doors on to deck. Outdoor lounge and kitchen.

Highgate house outdoor kitchen patio whicker furniture chevron pillows summer fan decorating contemporary deck decorating design and ideas for the living room

Australian Hamptons style facade

Amazing hampton style homes ideas for your inspiration. Best style of houses in the hamptons (architecture, house plans, etc).

Shade solutions for outdoor spaces are great to have, but they may not be necessary at every hour or at every time of the year. To increase the flexibility of use, mix and match shade offerings -- here, a roofline extension over a seating area -- with more open spots. In addition, the narrow extension of the roof helps to provide sun block for interior spaces on very hot days.

Shade Solutions for Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor plantation shutters

Aluminium, wooden and PVC plantation shutters supplied and installed across Melbourne. Australian owned and operated company for over 20 years.

Approved Master Bedroom 1, Bedroom 3, 4, & 5 and Bunk Room. Minka Aire Java Kocoa Ceiling Fan $219.99

54" Minka Aire Java Kocoa Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Add modern energy-saving style to your indoor or outdoor space with this warm kocoa finish ceiling fan. Style # at Lamps Plus.