Here is a precedent. The historic John Looney House in Asheville, Alabama is a rare surviving example of a two-story dogtrot. This is the iconic form with a view straight through the center of the house. Clearly evident are two cubic cabin forms on each side of the breezeway.Fireplaces were almost always placed at the gable ends. One side was for sleeping, and other for dining and cooking. The open center was the sitting and living space and was naturally cooled as breezes were pulled into each side through open doorways.