Open & Airy Dogtrot Homes
Inspired by the simple, functional, and honest design of historic dogtrot houses found throughout the South, this Porch House
concept combines modest, factory-built rooms with site-built outdoor spaces.
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn, Article: Terri Sapienza
Thoughtful Site Plan
The Porch House shown here, built on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country, is composed of three separate, singlewide, nonstacked
room units and multiple outdoor spaces, including a variety of porches for a total of 3,000 square feet of living space. The
compound includes a master bedroom and living area connected by a dogtrot-type breezeway, a guest bedroom unit with a front
porch, and a separate carport, all arranged to create a cozy courtyard space in the middle and to optimize the views of the
surrounding landscape, such as valley and hills.