8 Porches Designed for Southern Living

Perfect for lounging with the latest best-selling novel, a tall glass of sweet tea or even a delightful cocktail, porches are an integral design feature that goes hand-in-hand with southern homes and culture. From wraparound to two-story, these southern estates by Austin Portfolio Real Estate agents offer iconic porches and patios to take full advantage of the cooler weather that has set in.
4317 Dunning Lane | Listed at $6,200,000 | Francie Little 

Resting upon a hilltop in prestigious Westlake lies a grand estate with panoramic views of the city and lake. Custom-built and thoughtfully planned down to every last detail, the multiple outdoor patios offer plenty of space to relax, enjoy the sunset views and take in the lush grounds that include a pond, spa, infinity pool and outdoor kitchen. The interior of the home was designed with comfort and luxury in mind with a library, office, theater and game room, state-of-the-art kitchen and a great room with fireplace, walls of windows and soaring ceilings.

600 N Tumbleweed Trail | Listed at $3,250,000 | Desmond Milvenan and Ronda Prothro 

The large front porch beacons you to come and enjoy your own ranch-like property while still being close to the city. Located in the Eanes Independent School District and just minutes from the Hill Country Galleria and eateries, serenity meets nature at this gated, 12.95 acre estate that allows horses. The long driveways winds through impeccable maintained grounds with beautiful landscaping, outdoor lighting and majestic oak trees. Children will enjoy the sparkling pool, summer kitchen, fire pit and covered patio. The interior of the home was remodeled in 2010 and showcases 5,307 square feet with 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, media room, master suite and so much more.

2303 Cheswick | Listed at $1,875,000 | Liz Newell

The city of Austin might evoke an image of a bustling city, towering skyscrapers and endless traffic. What you might not expect is a feeling of privacy and relaxation. Located on a cul-de-sac in prestigious West Rim, 2303 Cheswick is inviting and welcoming with its charming plantation shutters, multitude of windows, stunning front door, serene setting, and delightful front porch. The charm and character continue inside with arched doorways, deep crown moulding and custom built-ins. Light and bright yet cozy, this home offers a step-down formal living area, elegant dining room, grand kitchen with breakfast nook and so much more! Whether unwinding at home or on the lake, Cheswick offers the convenience of the city in a tranquil and calm setting.

5205 Cuesta Verde | Listed at $1,825,000 | Kathleen Bucher 

Nestled high on a hilltop on 1.377 private acres, this property offers ample trees and lush landscaping. Multiple patios, pergolas, pool, spa, cabana with fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen make the outdoor living space an oasis. Inside, enjoy stone and wood flooring, soaring ceilings, French doors, an island kitchen with commercial stove, and a spacious family room with fireplace and sunroom.

1308 Old 19th #1 | Listed at $1,695,000 | Eric Copper 

Hollywood Hills meets Austin in this stunning and highly-customized home. Discretely located on Old 19th Street with just over .21 acres of perfectly xeriscaped land, homeowners will enjoy dramatic views of the Austin skyline from the backyard patio that offers more than 400 square feet of covered outdoor living. This ultra-modern residence designed by Alterstudio and built by Risher Martin Fine Home Builders is perfect for the busy professional or those looking for a second home since it features a true “lock-and-leave” lifestyle.

1910 Rue De St. Tropez #4 | Listed at $1,025,000 | Phyllis Patek 

Porches are not just located in the front of a home. This luxury condominium offers a large, covered back patio that overlooks the community pool, spa, playscape and fire pit. Located in gated St. Tropez in Westlake, this residence lives like a single family home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. The open floor plan features designer touches throughout along with a game room and balcony views.

318 Witte | Listed at $285,000 | Susan Avant 

“Southern” and “charming” are two words that may best describe this 2,448 square foot traditional Texas home. The notion of sweet southern comfort and sipping glasses of sweet tea prevails as the double-story porches extend the entire front of the home. With a great floor plan, homeowners will appreciate Pergo floors in the kitchen and breakfast rooms, crown molding throughout the library and formal dining, and a backyard with large stone patio that is ideal for entertaining friends and family.

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