This is important to note. From the configuration of the simplest pioneering cabin, the single-pen house, down through its double-pen or dog-trot offspring, the homes of the Crackers had maintained a formal dignity. The ubiquitous I-house, the Cracker plantation house and, finally, the “late Cracker” four-square Georgian – in all these the classic principles of symmetry, formality, and elegance can be seen at work.
— Classic Cracker 9781561640133