“(The porch) is the perfect spot to listen to the birds or make a new friend while you sip your morning coffee or evening cocktail.” — Jennifer Balkus, owner and innkeeper of Old Story Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn
Above and left: A classic New England summer porch at the Old Story Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn. Photos by Joe St. Pierre.
family’s ranch home. He explained to his daughter, “We’ve been a family of porch sitters for generations.” Kate now adds, “Every home needs a porch, a place to watch the world go by.” Henniker House has a beautiful front and side porch. Sitting right on the corner of Main Street, it is well placed to watch the world go by. This proud Victorian lady has been a private home, a hospital, and a rooming house. With lots of room and comfortable wicker chairs, the porch is a perfect place for guests and friends to congregate. Porches are not just for lovely old farmhouses or grand Victorian dames. Kate’s dad was not alone when he added a porch to the family home. Like the farm-
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