The Front Porch Is Making a Comeback at Shearwater
April 7th, 2021
Front porches do a lot more for your home than add curb appeal. While they certainly do a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to making the exterior of your home more appealing, at Shearwater, they’re a lot more than a design feature.
Most homes at Shearwater have a front porch, and for good reason. It adds a refreshing social aspect to the community, providing a place for neighbors to hang out in their own space while still chatting and interacting with the community. But that’s not the only benefit of front porch living at Shearwater, a new home community located in St. Augustine, Florida.
- More Living Space
Front porches extend your living space, giving you more room to live life the way you want. Set up a table to dine outdoors, hang a hammock for afternoon naps or use it as a place to keep all your potted plants.
- Flexible, Functional Living
Your front porch can be as useful as you need it to be. Make it into an open-air office with a comfortable table and chairs. Add some outdoor toys to let the kiddos play in the fresh air. You could even use it as an area for a container garden of flowers, veggies and herbs.
- A Sense of Community
At Shearwater, neighbors are lifelong friends. Front porches do a lot to help foster that sense of community by providing you a private space that is still open to the neighborhood. You can relax on the porch with a drink or book and chat with neighbors as they walk by – and even offers a space to stay social while maintaining a safe social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Outdoor Space
Spending time outdoors has numerous health benefits. With your own front porch, or even a back porch, it’s that much easier to get your daily dose of fresh air. Even just sitting out in nature and enjoying the sunshine for a few minutes a day can do wonders for your mental health.
- Home Value
Front porches add valuable square footage to your home, offer an entertaining space and make your home look good. If you ever decided to sell your home, the added benefit of a front porch could make it more appealing to potential buyers. Not to mention the wonderful location that Shearwater offers.
Interested in a stylish new home, complete with a front porch, fantastic location and vacation-style amenities? Shearwater has just what you’re looking for, located in sunny Florida. To learn more about everything this new home community has to offer, join our Interest List.