Brame House - a traditional southern style home plan

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Brame House - 1840s

  • Building name: Braeme House
  • Designer/Architect: D. D. Davis
  • Date of construction: 1840s
  • Location: Clinton, LA
  • Style: Southern Style Plantation Home
  • Number of sheets: 11 sheets measuring 18"x24"

Sheet List - 15 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

  • Cover Sheet, Location Map
  • 2 sheets, Plans and Notes, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • 2 sheets, Elevations and Section, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • 7 sheets, Details, various scales
  • Site Plan, 1/16"=1''-0"
  • Cottage Elevations and details, various scales
  • Well House, Plan, Elevation, Details, various scales

This unusual small home in Clinton, Louisiana has all the grace and elegance of the large Greek Revival plantation mansions of the old South, but wrapped up in a compact package, 4 rooms on the ground floor and 3 bedrooms in the attic. Built in 1841, it has a central hall, stretching from the front door to the back, an essential and very popular feature in the South because it encourages cross ventilation through the house, mitigating some of the summer heat and humidity. Three bedrooms in the attic could easily be supplemented with an addition of 2 baths, with no impact on the restrained and elegant exterior. Depending on a family's needs, one of the 4 large rooms on the ground floor could also serve as a bedroom. This drawing package also includes plans for the 2 room cottage that tucks behind the main house.

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.