emma the dog with her greek revival doghouse
Photo: Alison Rosa
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Greek Revival: Pooch With a Porch

A scaled-down farmhouse stays true to its 19th-century roots with hand-cut clapboards and wraparound veranda.

House: Greek Revival, 1825-1860
Dog: Emma

A farmhouse without a dog is like a ... well, we don't even want to contemplate it. And neither does Emma. When the frisky yellow Labrador gets tired of barking at cows, digging holes in the garden, and chasing skunks on the range, she kicks back in a clapboard version of an American icon. Surely, original homesteaders couldn't find a better place to pass a summer afternoon than under the shade of its broad porch, which sweeps around the house like a cool country breeze.
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