Modern cottage architectural plans, Irving Gill southwest style

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Bella Vista Terrace - 1910

  • Building name: Bella Vista Terrace
  • Designer/Architect: Irving Gill
  • Date of construction: 1910
  • Location: Sierra Madre, California
  • Style: Mid-Century Modern Style
  • Number of sheets: 9 sheets measuring 24" x 36"

Sheet List

  • Cover sheet, Information, Axonometric view
  • Site Plan showing current state with history of site development
  • Site Plan showing project as originally built
  • Elevations, 1/8"=1'-0"
  • Sections, 1/8"=1'-0"
  • Axonometric view of 1 cottage
  • Axonometric of Pergola
  • Geometric analysis of design
  • Perspective views

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.

HISTORY: Decades before "modern" architecture became popular across the USA Irving Gill, in his work in southern California, developed an extraordinarily simple set of forms from the Mediterranean and Mexican traditions that he found there. These houses were far ahead of their time and remain, even today, strikingly modern looking buildings. But they are never cold and heartless. At Bella Vista Terrace in Sierra Madre, California, Irving Gill designed a complex of cottages around a central park. Each cottage also had its own small garden. The cottages contained only 1 bedroom but also included a sleeping porch with beautiful arched openings. These porches were later enclosed and turned into full bedrooms. These cottages are little know today but remain masterpieces of small home design.

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 cottages ideally suited to a flat or low slope site, in an urban or suburban setting. Each cottage has outside dimensions of approximately 27' x 45'.

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.

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.

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.

The original drawings from which these dimensionally accurate scans were made are kept at the Historic American Building Survey, in the Library of Congress. (GI004)