Relish Warm Summer Days on These Decks and Porches

Glean some design inspiration from outdoor hangouts across the region.

beautiful boston porches

Architect: Lisa K. Tharp, K. Tharp Design / General Contractor: Richard Arnone, Sterling Construction / Photo by Eric Roth for Boston Home Fall 2014

New England may be known for its unpredictable (read: terrible) weather, but there aren’t many things quite as nice as a summer evening in Massachusetts.

Rain or shine, covered decks and porches are the only way to relish the season’s fleeting temperatures. Some days, they’re a front-row seat to thunderstorms, while others, they’re an open-air reading nook after a day at the beach. Get inspired to get outside and enjoy the weather with these decks and porches across the region.