Irving Gill's Dodge House - Masterpiece of Modern Architecture

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Irving Gill's Dodge Residence - a modern architecture masterpiece - 1916

  • Building name: Dodge Residence
  • Designer/Architect: Irving Gill
  • Date of construction: 1916
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Style: Modern, Southwestern
  • Number of sheets: 9 sheets measuring 18”x24”

Sheet List

  • Cover sheet, information, Vicinity Plan
  • Isometric View
  • Site Plan, 1”=30’-0”
  • First Floor Plan, 1/8”=1’-0”
  • Second Floor Plan, 1/8”=1’-0”
  • 2 sheets of Elevations, 1/8”=1’-0”
  • 2 sheets of Sections, 1/8”=1’-0” and 1/4”=1’-0”

This listing is for prints on 20# bond paper. It is for architectural drawings only. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and not included in this package.

HISTORY: Decades before ‘modern’ architecture became popular across the USA Irving Gill, in his work in southern California, developed an extraordinarily simple set of forms from the Mediterranean and Mexican traditions that he found there. These houses were decades ahead of their time and remain, even today, strikingly modern looking buildings. But they are never cold and heartless. They are designed for gracious and comfortable living. The Dodge Residence, perhaps his greatest design, embodies these qualities at a grand scale.

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1968. This extensive set of 9 drawing sheets includes a cover sheet with notes, an isometric view, a site plan, 2 floor plans, 4 elevations, and several sections. The original drawings rest in the Library of Congress. Photos shown in the description are NOT included in this purchase, which is for drawings only.

As a work of art these prints are worth purchasing in their own right. For those of you interested in building a historically inspired house, these plans offer an excellent starting point. The principal rooms are on the first floor, with large Living and Dining Rooms opening either side of the Entry. A Game Room extends off the Living Room. Behind the Dining Room a single-story wing extends back containing the kitchen and several bedrooms, originally for servants. This wing ends with a 3-car Garage. The second floor consists of 4 bedroom suites, each with its own bath. The overall layout of the house creates a series of very livable courtyard spaces, extending the rooms into the surrounding landscape. This house is ideally suited to a flat site, in a suburb or country setting. Excluding trellised patios, the main house has outside dimensions of approximately 86’ x 152’.

Please visit my other products for many other drawings I am offering. I have house plans in wide variety of styles including Colonial, Craftsman, and Prairie, as well as plans of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Purcell & Elmslie and others.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. This eBay listing includes architectural prints ONLY. Any photos shown in the description are for information only and are NOT included in your purchase. For information about the photos please send me a message through eBay. Thanks.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are not complete architectural drawings as might be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. But your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary. What they do provide is accurate design information about a REAL Modern house, not a pseudo-modern tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: Orders shipped to addresses outside the USA may be subject to customs duties at their destination. The buyer is responsible for any such duties.