A Tour of the Pratt House

The Sleeping Porches

Based on the belief that it was healthy to sleep outdoors, homes built at the turn of the century were sometimes constructed with screened in sleeping porches. The Pratt House has three such porches.  

All three porches are covered by the roof of the main house and screened for comfort. Because of the giant oaks that surround them, they have the feeling of sleeping in a tree house. They sleep one to two people each, and one of the porches is weatherized and heated in the winter for the cooler temperatures.

The Chumash sleeping porch is winterized and has two single beds. The Kinder Room sleeping porch has one single bed and is adjacent to the upstairs observations deck (see photo). The Alaya sleeping porch has two beds and is not winterized.

The Casa Barranca Estate and Winery are not open to the public.