Fontenette Cottage - 1817
- Building name: Fontenette Cottage
- Designer/Architect: unknown
- Date of construction: unknown
- Location: Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana
- Style: Antebellum, Creole
- Number of sheets: 6 sheets measuring 18”x24”
- Cover Sheet, Site Plan
- First Floor Plan, 1/8”=1’-0”
- Attic Plan, 1/8”=1’-0”
- Sections, 1/8”=1’-0”
- 2 Sheets of Elevations, 1/8”=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 Fontenette cottage represents Creole living at its simplest - a simple rectangular plan with small extension at the back, a porch stretching the width of the front, and a simple gabled roof over the whole.
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 house is skillfully designed for a southern climate. The first floor is raised several feet above the damp ground, with good ventilation under the porch floor. Each room has multiple openings, allowing plenty of cross ventilation. The attic is high enough to be used as living space and could accommodate 2 bedrooms and a bath. The ground floor has a parlor in front and a room in the back that could serve as a kitchen/family room. A bed/bath suite could occupy the rooms to the left. This house would be most suited for a flat or low sloping lot. It would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. Including porches, this house has outside dimensions of approximately 41’x58’.
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. (AN006)