Built in coastal areas of the American South, these homes were designed for wet, hot climates.
This "Tidewater" home has an extensive porch sheltered by a broad hipped roof.
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Tidewater homes have large porches (or "galleries") sheltered by a broad roof. The roof extends over the porches without interruption.
Features of the Tidewater House Style
- Lower level elevated on stilts or pilings
- Two stories with porches on both levels
- The porch often surrounds the entire house
- Wide eaves
- Roof is often (although not always) hipped
- Wooden construction
- Usually located near water in southern USA and the Mississippi valley