The Sleeping PorchAugust 18, 2008
This is one of my favorite places in the house, though unfortunately it’s still filled with boxes and other junk that doesn’t have a home yet. Someday it will make a great nook, though. Sleeping porches were common in Arts & Crafts homes; they faced south and were often open porches that allowed sun and air in during the dry season. Ours is actually finished, and based on our neighbor’s blueprints for his (identical) house and the fact that it as the same oak floors as the rest of the house, we think it always was. It’s a small room directly off of the bedroom with gorgeous big windows. Theoretically it’s my office right now. It’s hard to capture the space in a photograph because of the angle of the bedroom doorway, but there are two more windows to the left, one on each wall, that create a space with loads of sunlight. The room extends another several feet to the left and then another foot back, roughly.