August 2017 | Midwest Home Magazine

Front Porch Revival

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Front Porch Revival

By Laurie Junker for Midwest Home Magazine

"For years all the attention has been on the back yard fire pits, decks, patios, water features and creative landscaping designed to create a private oasis for the homeowner and their guests. But lately, I'm seeing more development in the front beyond the perfunctory arrangement of bushes and double flower pots on the stoop."

Even beyond the city limits we are seeing a big increase in front yard patios. In this article, award-winning Southview landscape architect Meg Arnosti weighs in on the front porch revival trend sweeping the Twin Cities.

"It seems to reflect a stronger sense of community," says Arnosti, "even in suburban neighborhoods. People want to sit and have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and greet the neighbors or invite them over."

Find out how this trend is changing front yards across the Metro. Read the entire article at Midwest Home Magazine

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