The Magnolia is shown above with the Sweet Bay Garage, see the Sweet Bay plans here.

Front elevation, version 2

First Floor Plan


First floor 2050 square feet

Second floor 1181 square feet

Porches 975 square feet

Width 62’5” Length 62’4”

$6,500 for construction documents

Due to the overwhelming popularity of Frederick + Frederick’s dogtrot house featured in Southern Living, we’ve designed a plan that is very similar for Hot, Humid Solutions. We’ve scaled it down from over 6,000 square feet, but retained a lot of the features that so many people love.

The Magnolia is a modern interpretation of the traditional dogtrot form. The dogtrot was also known as two pens and a passage because there were two rooms with an open passage between them. The prevailing breezes were funneled through the open center hall creating a cooler, comfortable all-purpose room. It is critical to this design that the dogtrot is oriented to capture the prevailing summer breezes.

The master suite is located on the first floor. The vaulted ceiling gives the master bedroom a spacious and luxurious feel. The dining and living areas are situated within the dogtrot passage, with large sliding or folding doors to the outdoor spaces. The kitchen is open to the breakfast room, with a large pantry connected. The den on the first floor gives you a more private living area that can be closed off. 

The second floor has two more bedrooms and full bathrooms. The space in between, atop the dogtrot passage could be used as a loft or bunk-room.

The elevations that we've drawn demonstrate how the plan can be modified to suit your personal needs and tastes.


Second Floor Plan