Sheet List - 3 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
- Cover sheet, Information, Site Plan, Front Elevation
- First Floor & Attic Plans, 1/4" = 1'-0"
- Side Elevation, 1/4" = 1'-0"
The bungalow, a true American vernacular, can be found from coast to coast, in every region of the country, gently adapted to its surroundings, climate, local materials and immediate setting. This classic example, from Maryland, embodies a common type, simply roofed with a deep gabled attic and large dormers. The attic efficiently accommodates 3 bedrooms. The main level comprises an Entry, Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen, each space freely flowing into the next. With only the smallest of modifications this plan can be adapted for many different needs and settings.
For those of you interested in building a historically inspired house, these plans offer an excellent starting point. Some possible adaptions might be to glaze a portion of the front porch to increase the size of the Living Room, to open the Kitchen and Dining Room to each other to create a Family Room, and to extend a small wing off the back to allow for a main level Bedroom and Bath. Although ideal for a flat site, these plans would also work on a moderately sloping one.
The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and are NOT included in your purchase. The original, public domain drawings were prepared by the Historical American Building Survey and rest in the Library of Congress.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are NOT complete architectural drawings as will be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. Nor are they designed to meet current building codes. These are measured drawings of actual historic American homes that provide accurate design information about these homes. Your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary.