The Prentis Store - A Colonial Williamsburg brick cottage

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  • Building name: Prentis Store
  • Designer/Architect: Unknown
  • Date of construction: 1740
  • Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Style: Colonial
  • Number of sheets: 6 sheets measuring 24”x36”

Sheet List

  • Cover sheet, information, Site Plan
  • Basement and First Floor Plans, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • Attic Plan and Building Section, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • Four Elevations, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • Roof Framing Details, various scales
  • Cornice Detail, full size

The brick Prentis Store (1740), is the oldest original store in Williamsburg, Virginia. It has more architectural elaboration than most of the commercial buildings in the town. The main level consists of one large sales room. The attic with dormers is at present two large rooms with a bathroom.

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 could easily be adapted to a flat to moderately sloping site. This plan is “cottage” sized. It would be ideal for a spacious 2 bedroom house or guest cottage. The first floor would make an ideal great room, with kitchen, dining and sitting areas all occupying an open floor, with windows all around. The attic can comfortably accommodate 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The whole sits on a raised basement. On a sloping site a ‘walk out’ basement could provide additional living space. Its exterior dimensions measure roughly 24’x36’. This compact, efficient house, with the appearance of being a single story, would be equally comfortable in town, suburb or country setting.

The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1977. This extensive set of 6 drawing sheets includes a site plan, three floor plans, four elevations, a section and two sheets of interior details, including details of the timber framed roof.

Please view my other listings for more plans from Williamsburg, Virginia and for a large variety of other house plans in many other styles as well.

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 Antebellum house, not a pseudo-historic tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf

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