The Finch home is typical of Southern architecture of the time and also reflects the needs of the economically comfortable Finch family.
The house has at least four bedrooms. We know that Jem and Scout have their own rooms, and Atticus has a room as well. Aunt Alexandra sleeps in a guest room when she visits, so there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out comfortably. Typical of Southern homes, the Finch home has both a large front porch, perfect for neighborly gatherings on sweltering summer days, and a screened-in back porch where Jem and Scout can sleep on stifling Southern summer nights. Adjoining the front porch is a living room, and a kitchen meets the back porch. A swinging door divides the kitchen from the dining room; Calpurnia sends Scout through it with a "stinging smack" when Scout disrespects her guest Walter Cunningham.
Atticus also has an office in his home and escapes there to get some work done from time to time. The children have plenty of room to play outside, and there is a large treehouse that sits between "giant twin chinaberry trees" and also overlooks the schoolyard. A wire fence surrounds the back property, which seems to serve as a property boundary more than anything else. Atticus keeps his car, which he rarely drives, in a "carhouse," and the houses on their street are close enough together that characters often talk or yell from one yard to the next, building an atmosphere of a tight-knit community.