Prairie Style Home, Frank Lloyd Wright's Steffens House, architectural plans

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Oscar Steffens House, 1909

  • Building name: Oscar Steffens House
  • Designer/Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Date of construction: 1909
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Style: Prairie Style Home
  • Number of sheets: 6 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

Sheet ListCover Sheet, Notes

  • First Floor Plan, 1/8"=1'-0", Fireplace Details
  • Second Floor Plan, 1/8"=1'-0", Fireplace Details
  • Elevations, 1/8"=1'-0"
  • Sections, 1/8"=1'-0"
  • Window details, various scales

HISTORY: Frank Lloyd Wright's house for Oscar Steffens was built in 1909. It is a variant on the Isabel Roberts house of 1908. Roberts was an architect and employee of Wright, and was probably responsible for the design of her own house as well as the Steffens house. The Roberts house stands to this day. Unfortunately the Steffens house was demolished in 1963.

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 example of Wright's mid-sized Prairie Style houses. The house is a split level design with the service rooms at the back, and the bedrooms above, being offset from the main block of living room, dining room and kitchen. This makes the plan ideal for a moderately sloping site. However the plan could be easily adapted for a flat site by setting the service rooms at the main level. The living room is a double height space with a balcony looking over it from the floor above.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. This eBay 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. (WR019)