Stone Cottage, home of the Roosevelts - 1925
- Building name: Stone Cottage
- Designer/Architect: Henry Toombs
- Date of construction: 1925
- Location: Hyde Park, New York
- Style: Colonial Revival Style Home
- Number of sheets: 3 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
- First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- 2 Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"
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.
Stone Cottage, also known as Val-Kill, was built in 1925-26 as a summer and weekend retreat for Eleanor Roosevelt. The house was designed by Henry Toombs of McKim, Mead & White with the close supervision of Franklin D. Roosevelt. At FDR's insistence, the cottage is a copy of the early Dutch Colonial style of architecture found in the Hudson Valley and was built with local fieldstone taken from stone walls on surrounding property.
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 68' x 58' excluding the yard.
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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.
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The original drawings from which these dimensionally accurate scans were made are kept at the Historic American Building Survey, in the Library of Congress. (CO020)