Federal style wood house, Traditional Colonial home plans

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Salem Towne Classic Colonial House - 1796

  • Designer/Architect - Unknown
  • Date of construction - 1796
  • Location - Charlton, Massachusetts
  • Style - Federal, Colonial
  • Number of sheets - 17 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

Sheet List

  • Cover sheet, Site Plan
  • 2 sheets of Floor Plans, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • 2 sheets of Elevations, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • 3 sheets of Interior Elevations, various scales
  • 9 sheets of Details, various scales

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.

General Salem Towne, soldier, business leader and family man, built this grand house in 1796. An upstanding, timber framed home of simple and elegant lines, it is a portrait of the disciplined, vigorous man who built it.

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. These plans are ideal for a flat site. The main block of the house is a classic 2 story, 4x4 plan, 2 rooms on either side of a central hallway that stretches from the front door all the way to the back. A 2 story wing extends off the back. As it stands, this house contains 4 reception rooms, a large kitchen and as many as 8 bedrooms. A simple modern adaptation would be to devote the first floor of the back wing to a garage. If fewer bedrooms are needed this rear wing could be made a single story. An unusual feature of this house is the continuous clerestory window that lights the attic. The home has outside dimensions of approximately 47’ x 73’.

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. (CO011)