Ah yes. A veranda, city style.
Looks like it hosted quite a party though!
This reminds me of my Brit brother-in-law who visited recently and asked “hey, are we sitting on the stoop? I always wanted to sit on a stoop.” And I had to say “no, honey, we live in the suburbs. You’re sitting out on the front porch. We have to go into the city if you want to sit on a stoop.”
Where I come from that is definitely a stoop.
Those steps look like an oreo cookie, mid icing removal.
I was born in the Bronx, any collection of steps outside is a stoop.