Back in the day, the screened porch was an essential element often seen in homes located in warmer climes. As the lazy days of summer began to heat up, family members would routinely migrate to the “punee” or day beds on the porch for a much more comfy slumber on a sultry summer night.
As air conditioning technology developed, and the idea of outdoor living spaces took on a multitude of uses and styles the sleeping porch went out of vogue, however, we are seeing the re-emergence of this idea in architectural trends once again.
Besides the potential health risks of pest-borne health threats, the screened porch is now considered a “green” feature in modern home design and we are seeing this more and more in our real estate market.
The screened porch has joined the “must haves” along with garden showers, firepits and outdoor kitchen features in the list of features for consumers seek in both the resale and new development markets.
A great example of this can be seen in this home currently on the market. “Kai Nui” is a delightful home in the heart of the Poipu Kai Resort community on the south side with no less than three screened porches extending the living spaces and the sleeping options for those hot sul
try tropical nights or a breezing afternoon nap!
From the shores of our garden island to communities across the country, we have all adopted some local flavor for this great living feature. Read more details on the subject in our monthly trade mag from the National Association of Realtors