This brick stoop (rocking chair included) is a side entrance and another classic feature on traditional Southern homes; it opens into the mudroom. Kids, muddy boots, backpacks, tennis rackets...all are welcome.
A side entrance allows for easy access to a study, convenient for the homeowner who often conducts business and meets with clients from home. The large, east-facing window lets sunlight stream into the house.
A tiny front yard still leaves room for curb appeal. An attractive walkway and tall shrubs on either side of the front stoop immediately draw the eye up and along the covered porch of this Long Beach abode.
In lieu of a portico, a whitewashed pergola shades the front stoop. Small shrubs dot the perimeter of the walkway, while the home's stacked stone facade is a backdrop for more diverse plants – including a feathery Japanese maple.