Yorktown historic colonial cottage - wood/timber frame home plans, 2 bedrooms

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Archer House - Yorktown, VA - 17th century

  • Building name: Archer House
  • Designer/Architect: unknown
  • Date of construction: early 1800s on 17th c. foundation
  • Location: Yorktown, Virginia
  • Style: Colonial
  • Number of sheets: 4 sheets measuring 18” x 24”

Sheet List

  • Cover sheet, information, Site Plan, masonry oven
  • Elevation, Section, Details, various scales
  • 2 Floor Plans and 2 Elevations, 1/4”=1’-0”
  • Details, various scales

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 Archer House, in Yorktown, Virginia, is the second house to grace this spot. The original house, built sometime in the 17th century, burnt down in 1814. Soon after, a new house was built atop the original foundations. This is the house we see today. Adjacent to the Archer House archeological excavations have revealed a "bake house". These excavations are shown on this drawing set.

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. This compact little house convenient provides 2 comfortable rooms on the ground floor and 2 rooms in the spacious attic. It could be adapted a number of different ways, to accommodate a variety of needs. This house is suited to a flat or low slope site. It would be comfortable in a suburb or country setting. The house has outside dimensions of approximately 20’ x 30’.

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. 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.

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. (CO013)