Historic Colonial Home, traditional wood frame house, detailed house plans

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Israel Arnold House, Providence, RI - ca 1695

  • Building Name: Israel Arnold House
  • Designer/Architect: Unknown
  • Date of construction: 1695 and later
  • Location: Providence County, Rhode Island
  • Style: Colonial
  • Number of sheets: 10 sheets measuring 18”x24”

Sheet List - 5 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

  • Cover sheet, information, Site Plan
  • First Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • 3 Sheets of Elevations, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • 4 sheets of Sections and Details: various scales

In the year 1695 the Olney family built a gambrel roofed cottage in Lincoln Woods, Rhode Island. Just a single room on the ground floor and a single room in the attic, this little house served the family well. Just before the revolution the family expanded the cottage with a 2 story addition, the home we see today.

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 first floor offers the potential for a ground level bedroom suite, as well as Living Room, Dining Room and a Kitchen large enough to satisfy all modern needs. The second floor offers enough space to accommodate a Master Bedroom suite as well as 2 addition bedrooms and a bath. Please note that the drawings you are purchasing are of a REAL colonial house and do not contain modern conveniences such as indoor baths. But these plans are very suitable to adaptation to modern needs. Although ideal for a flat site, these plans would also work on a moderately sloping one. This house would be comfortable in a suburb or country setting. The main house has outside dimensions of approximately 28’x55’. The ground floor contains approximately 1080 square feet. The second floor covers a similar area except that the space over the kitchen has a low ceiling.

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. For information about the photos please send me a message. 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.