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Or maybe that’s perch. This old house has a series of spaces that are convenient transitions from the garden to the interior. The classic back porch was designed as a space for the kitchen help to do small tasks and take breaks. There’s a sunporch across the front of the building, and the sleeping chamber above it, the coldest room in the winter and the warmest in the summer, works as the porch of least exterior, a fine place to lounge and enjoy the street and the neighborhood in perfect privacy.
I have found that a window is most valuable when nothing stands between it the room it serves.