Four Over Four House

This term applies to a very common type of house found all over Southeastern and Central Pennsylvania. It is usually two stories, gable-roofed, two rooms deep, and four bays across the eaves side, with four over four openings. Some scholars use the term "four over four" to denote four rooms over four rooms, but here the usage refers only to exterior eaves-side bays.

Example of a four-over-four house in Greenwood Township, Columbia County
Greenwood Township, Columbia County.
This four-over-four exhibits a common style of having two of the first floor openings as doors.