Monday, October 10, 2005

Cracker houses

Our house was adapted from the old Cracker house style (built for the climate).  Here's an interesting article from the local paper on Cracker houses: Cracker Houses Are Reminders of Life Before Air Conditioning | theledger.com

As architect Dwight Holmes said, I am intrigued by the way that older homes in Florida responded to the environment, while the later ones seem to show no awareness of it at all."

2 comments:

rap4143 said...

I would love seeing a photo :).
Betty

talilin said...

Too many Florida homes don't have three foot eaves to protect the houses from sun and rain, and a wide (ten feet or more) front and back porch.  I also like wrap around porches for shelter, comfort, and beauty.