Preserved from the past, this house plan is Simply Southern. Modeled after the I-House, a folk type widely found in the rural South in the 19th century, the design has country charm. To suit the lifestyle of the Southern backcountry, the porch that once stretched along the front of the house was often enclosed at each end to make two small rooms. These were sometimes known as "prophets' chambers" because they provided ready accommodations for itinerant preachers and other travelers. This design element remains in our version but with updated uses as a master bath and study. On both levels inside, rooms are arranged around the central staircase.Working drawings include details for a double garage.