Carpenter Gothic 2 bedroom home, wood details pure Americana, printed plans

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The James D. Roberts House - 1859

  • Building name: James D. Roberts House
  • Designer/Architect: Unknown
  • Date of construction: 1859
  • Location: Carson City, Nevada
  • Style: Carpenter Gothic Style Home
  • Number of sheets: 5 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

Sheet List

  • Cover Sheet, Notes, Site Plan
  • First & Second Floor Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Elevation, 1/2"=1'-0"
  • Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Elevation, 1/2"=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.

James D. Roberts' efficient little 2 bedroom home captures the essence of the Carpenter Gothic style, with its scroll cut wood ornaments, steep roofs and most of all, its pointed arch windows.

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 plan is efficient and would require only a few small adjustments to bring it in line with modern expectations. The room marked as a bedroom on the ground floor could be combined with the adjacent "rear parlor" to make a kitchen/family room, leaving the "front parlor" available as a more traditional reception space. The second floor plan needs no improvements except a small increase in the size of the bathroom. Two dormers could be added to the north side of the house to bring additional light and headroom into the bedrooms. Dormers would be in keeping with the overall style of the house. This efficient and graceful Carpenter Gothic Style house plan could be built equally well in the city, suburb or countryside. It is suited for a narrow lot. The home has outside dimensions of approximately 24'x 35'.

Please visit my other listings 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, Irving Gill, Purcell & Elmslie and others.

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.