Prairie Home Plans, Baker Residence - 1913

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Baker Residence, 1913, a Prairie Style home

  • Building name: Baker Residence
  • Designer/Architect: William Drummond
  • Date of construction: 1913
  • Location: Wilmette, IL
  • Style: Prairie Style
  • Number of sheets: 6 sheets measuring 18”x24”

Sheet List - 6 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

  • Cover sheet, Site Plan, Notes
  • 2 sheets Floor Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Interior Details, 3/4"=1'-0"
  • 2 sheets Elevations and Section, 1/4"=1'-0"

William Drummond was an architect of central importance in the Prairie School. He worked alongside Frank Lloyd Wright at Louis Sullivan's office, then worked as Wright's chief draftsman on many of Wright's most important early works. Drummond's design for a home for Ralph Baker has a luminous and crystalline elegance. The centrally placed living room connects with all the major spaces of the house. It's soaring double height ceiling contrasts with the lower ceiling of the sun porch. At the upper level a wrap around balcony gives access to 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house design is very easily adapted to today's needs. It would be most suited for a flat site with good views.

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.

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. (PR003)