This cute little house is something called a dogtrot–two separate living areas connected by a screened porch. These are more popular in the south, where it’s 9 million degrees in the summer, and the idea was that everybody could convene out there to escape the agony of a house without air conditioning. What I DON’T understand is why this is raised to far off the ground. Does it stay cooler? Are they on a flood plain? Is it for maximizing a view? There’s no garage, so maybe they’re just parking the car under the house?
Mysteries of the exterior notwithstanding, this would be a great place to live:
Yaaaaaas. That is a great use of space AND an excellent place to throw a party. That’s actually how I gauge the success of a smaller house like this one: is it little enough for my lazy self to maintain, yet still big enough for company? Boom. Winner.
Helping the room feel airy are the vaulted ceilings and mega-sized windows. If you look at the standard door to the right, and then over to the windows on the left, you’ll see they’re about 8′ tall.
And what’s that? Is that a familiar shoulder and ear peeking out from the painting above?
BETSY COW! You sassy old girl. Nice to see you popping up in somebody’s portfolio.
I also dig the blue-gray trim (and doors). It feels fresh without being too trendy.
That empty wine rack is a bummer.
Let’s talk specifics. The interior square footage is about 1250, and if you add the porch it brings the total living space up to 1556. There are three bedrooms, a bunk loft, and two full bathrooms. And all of that random space under the house for your secret lair.
If you’ll pardon me sounding like a Buzzfeed article for a minute, the master bedroom is giving me ALL THE FEELS.
The happy pillows! The chest of drawers! The old leather bench! The antlers freak me out, but I know I’m in the minority with that trend. Hubsey would like them. He’d probably give them names.
One of the bathrooms. I like the basin and am jealous of the counter space.
Finally, here’s the famous porch that makes this place a dogtrot. Those doors go to additional bedrooms and the second bath, so this is also the world’s biggest hallway.
Totally cute. If I could magically live somewhere warmer, I’d also magically give myself this house. Are you into it? What’s your favorite part? Who else likes a place this size?
All pictures via Small House Swoon.