(If I can't find a house with a porch, I may add one) This home was transformed from a split-foyer into a colonial, by adding an addition onto the home which shifted the entrance and provided a beautiful master suite in the new expanded upper level.
A great post on living in a "less-than-American-sized" house. They have 9 kids living in 1100 square ft. The comments at the end are great and I love the challenge to let God direct the use of space in your house to accommodate growth.
split entry remodel; porch; pergola and lighting above garage