Prairie House Design by Frank Lloyd Wright - detailed plans - 4 bedrooms

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Bach Residence - 1915

  • Building name: Bach Residence
  • Designer/Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Date of construction: 1915
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Style: Prairie Style
  • Number of sheets: 6 sheets measuring 18”x24”

Sheet List

  • Cover sheet, information, Site Plan, Notes
  • First Floor, 3/16”=1’-0”
  • Second Floor Plan, 3/16”=1’-0”
  • 2 Sheets of Elevations, 3/16”=1’-0”
  • Sections, 3/16”=1’-0”

HISTORY: The Prairie School, that truly American form of architecture, has its roots in the Midwestern plains, especially the state of Illinois. Frank Lloyd Wright popularized the style both through his built designs and also through his many publications. In the April 1907 edition of Ladies Home Journal he published a design for a “fireproof house” that became the inspiration to architects and builders all over the country. Wright himself built several variations on this seminal design. The Emil Bach Residence is one of these, an exquisite example that includes many subtle features often lost on other Wright projects, such as the trellis that extend from the house over its surrounding terraces.

This two story house, built over a basement, has a compact, efficient, almost square plan. The first floor contains Living, Dining and Kitchen areas flowing freely one to the next, anchored around a substantial brick fireplace. A beautiful feature in this room is the alcove opposite the fireplace, surrounded on 3 sides by windows. The second floor contains 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. This upper level could be reconfigured to accommodate a second bathroom quite easily, making a Master Bedroom suite.

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 moderately sloping site, in which case a walk-out basement could be built. With a standard basement these plans would work very well on a flat site. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. Including porches and terraces, this house has outside dimensions of approximately 58’x61’.

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. 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. (WR006)