Colonial Cottage, detailed timber frame drawings, architectural plans, ca. 1690

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The Nathaniel Baker Cottage - circa 1690

  • Building name: The Nathaniel Baker Cottage
  • Designer/Architect: Unknown
  • Date of construction: circa 1690
  • Location: North Plain, Connecticut
  • Style: Timber Frame Colonial Style Home
  • Number of sheets: 11 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

Sheet List

  • Cover Sheet, Location Map
  • 2 sheets, Floor Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • 3 sheets, Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • 5 sheets, Details, Interior Elevations, various scales

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 Nathaniel Baker timber frame cottage was a little gem of Colonial simplicity in design. One story with room in the attic for bedrooms, it's all a small family needs. This set of drawings contains many detailed drawings of timber frame details and framing plans. It's an invaluable resource for anybody interested in early American timber construction. The home itself is full of charm, with its massive chimney, and ground hugging gabled shape. The attic plan shows undivided space. There is easily room enough for 2 bedrooms and a bath. With a bit of ingenuity a third bedroom might be fit in.

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 ideally suited for a flat site. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. This spacious home has outside dimensions of approximately 24' x 33'.

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.

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.