Florida Cracker

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. The roof columns would be planted in the ground beyond the floor further helping to shed the hot sun and hard rain from inside the porch. Our Tennessee client wanted a small rustic cabin with a substantial screened porch and a boat dock style porch wrapping around the remainder of the house. With the suggestion of a cracker style porch, the end result is this.

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