Irving Gill's Mid-Century Modern Miltimore House

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Irving Gill's Miltimore Residence - simply elegant modern architecture - 1916

  • Building name: Miltimore Residence
  • Designer/Architect: Irving Gill
  • Date of construction: 1911
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Style: Modern, Southwestern
  • Number of sheets: 6 sheets measuring 18”x24”


  • Cover sheet, information, Vicinity Plan
  • Isometric View
  • First Floor Plan, 3/16”=1’-0”
  • Second Floor Plan, 3/16”=1’-0”
  • 2 sheets of Elevations, 3/16”=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.

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 his time and remain, even today, strikingly modern looking buildings. But they are never cold and heartless. They are designed for gracious and comfortable living. In the Miltimore Residence he demonstrates this even at a modest scale.

The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1969. This extensive set of 6 drawing sheets includes a cover sheet with notes, an isometric view, 2 floor plans, and 4 elevations. The original drawings rest in the Library of Congress.

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 out onto the trellis covered patios. Conveniently, there is a full bath and bedroom on the ground floor as well. The second level contains a large Master Bedroom/Bath suite as well as 3 addition bedrooms and a another bath. At the center of the plan is a graceful staircase, lit from above, by skylights, bringing light down into the center of the house. 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 44’x64’.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. This listing includes architectural prints ONLY. Any photos shown in the description are for information only and are NOT included in your purchase. 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 historic house, not a pseudo-historic 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.

The original drawings from which these dimensionally accurate scans were made are kept at the Historic American Building Survey, in the Library of Congress.