Timber frame colonial farmhouse, country home, printed architectural drawings

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The Benjamin Abbott House - 1685 and later

  • Building name: The Benjamin Abbott House
  • Designer/Architect: Unknown
  • Date of construction: 1685
  • Location: Andover, Massachusetts
  • Style: Timber Frame Colonial Style Home
  • Number of sheets: 13 sheets measuring 18" x 24"

Sheet List

  • Cover Sheet, Location Map
  • Site Plan, 1/8"=1'-0"
  • 4 sheets, Floor Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • 3 sheets, Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • 4 sheets, Details, Interior Elevations, various scales

Any photos shown in the description are informational only and not included in this package.

Benjamin Abbott built the core of this spacious farmhouse in 1685. It was expanded several times over the following centuries, eventually encompassing 7 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, a shed and a barn. It is a classic timber frame home, with clapboard siding and a wood shingle roof.

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 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 39' x 60', excluding the shed and barn.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. 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 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. The original, public domain drawings were prepared by the Historical American Building Survey and rest in the Library of Congress. (CO018)