Porches: The right way
Rooms such as the living room and dining room often have the best views.
Rather than obstruct that with a porch, why not place the outdoor space to the side, as shown in the floor plan above, along an otherwise viewless hallway or kitchen?
It may take a little creative thinking to make the roof scapes work, but hey, that's why there are architects.
How much more you should expect to spend to pay for an architect to put your porch in the right place: 15% (compared with slapping it on your house's front).