Graceful porticos, balconies to catch the breezes, these create the ambience of southern style homes. Fresh air, shade from the southern sun, this is the atmosphere of southern plantation homes. A culture of formality, grace and hospitality expressed itself through plantation home plans and exists to this day in their grand colonnades. Plantation homes fuse the axial formality of classical/Palladian models with colonnades and balconies to catch prevailing breezes, in harmony with the climate.
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Stephanie Plantation - 1780s

A southern style brick and wood plantation home
$81 - 17 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 43' x 43'
2+ Stories, 4 Bedrooms, 3+ baths
Built in the 1780s, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
Drawings prepared by HABS in 2000

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Stephanie Plantation - 1780s

The Stephanie Plantation, built by Martin Duralde, a French Basque immigrant, embodies all the grace and comfort of the southern antebellum homes. Modestly scaled and beautifully proportioned, it offers a model of gracious living. Built of brick on the ground level and wood above, with floor plans that promote cross ventilation, this house responds harmoniously to its setting its climate. Broad porches at two levels extend the living space to the outdoors.

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 house is eminently adaptable to modern living. The large "great room" on the ground floor can encompass all manner of activities. The kitchen, just off the great room, could be opened into it to accommodate a more open floor plan. The second floor and the attic can accommodate 4 bedrooms with space to spare. 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 43'x43'.

  • Building name:      Stephanie Plantation

  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown

  • Date of construction:      1780s

  • Location:      St. Martin Parish, LA

  • Style:      Southern Style Plantation Home

  • Number of sheets:      17 sheets measuring 18"x24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Notes

  • Site Plan, 1'=20'

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4" = 1'-0"

  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4" = 1'-0"

  • Attic Floor Plan, 1/4" = 1'-0"

  • 4 Sheets, Elevations, 1/4" = 1'-0"

  • Dormer Detail Sheet, various scales

  • Wrought Iron Detail Sheet, full and half size scales

  • Fireplace Mantel Detail Sheet, various scales

  • 5 Detail Sheets, Doors & Windows, various scales

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 2000, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more Southern Style home plans and for a large variety of house plans in many other styles as well.

SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, by US Postal Service, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube.

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 Southern Style home, not a pseudo-southern tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (AN001)

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