Prairie Style Estabrook House - 1915
- Building name: Estabrook House
- Designer/Architect: Talmadge & Watson
- Date of construction: circa 1915
- Location: Oak Park, Illinois
- Style: Prairie Style
- Number of sheets: 4 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
- Cover sheet, Site Plan, Notes
- First Floor Plan, 1/4”=1’-0”
- Elevation, 1/4”=1’-0”
- Elevation, Section, 1/4”=1’-0”
The Prairie Style architectural firm of Talmadge & Watson designed this unusual home for T.S. Estabrook around 1915. Essentially a single story house in both appearance and use, by skillful manipulation of the roofline the architects created enough volume in the attic to make this a usable space as well. A single car garage is also tucked under the house, as part of the full basement. All this, 3 levels of space, is done in such a manner that the house maintains the ground-hugging Prairie Style appearance of being single story.
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. Built over a basement, the first floor has a living room, dining room, a den, kitchen to one side, 2 bedrooms and a bath to the other, and off the entry a space labeled “music room” which could be adapted to a third bedroom or home office. The attic is high enough that it could also be used as living space. The house has outside dimensions of approximately 48’ x 65’.
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.
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The original drawings from which these dimensionally accurate scans were made are kept at the Historic American Building Survey, in the Library of Congress. (PR005)