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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D'Evereux Plantation - 1840

A southern style plantation mansion with grand colonnades
$53 - 8 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 61' x 65'
2+ Stories, 4 Bedrooms, 3+ baths, carriage house at rear
Built in 1840, Natchez, Mississippi
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1934

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D'Evereux Plantation - 1840

D'Evereux, built in 1840 o the Greek Revival style designs of the architect Hardy, was the home of the St. John Elliots, a family famous for their hospitality. Their home was the scene of many parties and balls. On such occasions the entry hall doubled as a ballroom. The long, narrow space, stretching from front to back of the house and linking the 2 huge porches provided ample space for line dances, called dances and left room to spare.

Over the years small changes were made to the house, closets built into bedrooms, the rear porch partially enclosed. Behind the house a carriage house was built with rooms over it. A separate small servants' house burned down. These changes are recorded on these drawings.

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 floors and into the basement. The entry hall, stretching from front to back, provides cross ventilation for the whole house. Each principal room has windows on at least 2 sides, again for good ventilation. This house would be most suited for a flat or low sloping lot. It would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. The drawings include the detached carriage house which has 2 bedrooms in its upper level. Including porches, the mansion has outside dimensions of approximately 61'x65'.

  • Building name:      D'Evereux Plantation

  • Designer/Architect:      Hardy

  • Date of construction:      1840

  • Location:      Natchez, Mississippi

  • Style:      Southern Style Plantation Home

  • Number of sheets:      8 sheets measuring 18"x24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Site Plan

  • First Floor Plan, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • Second Floor Plan, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • 4 Sheets, Elevations, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • Detail Sheet, 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 1934, 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. (AN002)

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