southern front porch

Photo: Scot Zimmerman

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A Touch of the South

The cottage design is inspired by Southern plantations, and another way of looking at plantation is as farmhouses for Southern climes. This very practical design allows multiple double doors to open off both porches to maximize ventilation and open the pedestrian flow from the outside in. But in addition to practicality, the plantation style resonates with the culture's emphasis on grace, hospitality, and classic beauty.