With low-slung roof lines of the seventies, several challenges were presented with the considerable room additions to be added to the rear of this two story. We did not want to remove any of the original roof, but find ways of enhancing it. The new front columns are shorter and fatter and the entablature above is much bolder for a more authentic historical precedent. The rear is an eclectic and balanced blend of roof lines and parapet walls. The garage roof line and compl
For many years, I have had a favorite reference book called Classic Cracker. Found primarily in Florida, the cracker style has several unique features different from most southern vernacular farm houses. Many of these had large porches that sometimes wrapped around the entire house. Many had a central front to back hallway defined as a "dogtrot" or "shotgun" style. One of my favorite features often used in a cracker is a porch roof that extends beyond the floor beneath.