Printed House Plans - Traditional country house drawings, timber framing

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The High Gate Carriage House - 1910

  • Building name: The High Gate Carriage House
  • Designer/Architect: Horace Trumbauer
  • Date of construction: 1910
  • Location: Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Style: Tudor/Gothic Style Home
  • Number of sheets: 5 sheets measuring 24"x36"

Sheet List

  • First Floor Plan, 3/16"=1'-0"
  • Second Floor Plan, 3/16"=1'-0"
  • 2 Sheets of Elevations, 3/16"=1'-0"
  • Section, 3/16"=1'-0"

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.

The High Gate carriage house was built circa 1910-1913 by Fairmont industrialist and financier, James E. Watson, scion of the "father of West Virginia coal industry," James O. Watson. Designed by Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, the stable and the adjacent mansion remain fine examples of Tudor revival architecture with half-timbering, stucco wall cladding and clay-tiled roofs, an academic style based upon late Medieval English prototypes that was common among suburban domestic architecture in the United States in the early-20th century.

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. The first floor of the two-story, U-shaped carriage house housed horses and living quarters, while the second floor served both as a residence for the servants and a storage area for hay. Attached to the right wing of the carriage house is a one-story chicken house. A courtyard rests in front of the stable's entryway. The extensive number of rooms make this plan adaptable in a number of ways. The plan is ideally suited for a flat site. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. This spacious home has outside dimensions of approximately 74' x 130'.

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. 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.