Architectural Designs Dog Trot House Plan 92377MX gives you 3 beds plus a sleeping loft overlooking the vaulted great room. Just over 1,500 square feet of living plus the front porch and the connecting one. Ready when you are. Where do YOU want to build?
As with the Shotgun house, I love to discover a new Southern staple in home architecture. The Dogtrot house was made popular in the 19th and early 20th century throughout the Southeast. As stated on Wikipedia, "A dogtrot house historically consisted of two log cabins connected by a breezeway or 'dogtrot,' all under a common roof." (Or 'two pens and a passage') The idea was that on one side, you could wine and dine while the other is a place for rest and sleep . As with the Shotgun…
I love the idea of a dogtrot-style cabin -- a classic form that promotes natural air circulation. Also love how easy it would be to close this to a much smaller footprint for winter months -- i.e., shut down the two extra bedrooms.
NYTimes.com "The house is shaped like a cross, with a deck bisecting the dog-trot style the dwelling nods to." In Ramseur, North Carolina, a reincarnation of an original dog-trot house designed by Stephen Atkinson more than a decade ago. In love with the position of the deck, the outdoor fireplace. . . .