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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The Arlington - 1820s

An antebellum home in the heart of Natchez, Mississippi
$63 - 11 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 77' x 87'
2+ Stories, 4+ Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built in the 1820s, Natchez, Mississippi
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1934

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The Arlington - 1820s

Graceful porticos, balconies to catch the breezes, an expansive, ambling floor plan ... These are the qualities so uniquely embodied in the architecture of the old south, the Antebellum plantation home. If ever a house captured this essence it was The Arlington, in Natchez, Mississippi.

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. These plans actually include 2 houses. There is the main house and a complete guest wing which could stand on its own as a modest, traditional 2 story home with a kitchen/dining room, and living room on the first floor and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. The main house has a full basement. The first floor has 4 reception rooms around a large central hallway and a kitchen to one side. The second floor contains 4 bedrooms and NO bathrooms (this was 1819 after all). But the second floor plan could easily be adjusted to provide for bathrooms. Although ideal for a flat site, these plans would also work on a moderately sloping one. This house would be comfortable in a suburb or country setting. Including porches, the main house has outside dimensions of approximately 77'x87'. More space would be needed to accommodate the guest wing.

  • Building name:      The Arlington

  • Designer/Architect:      James Hampton White

  • Date of construction:      1819-1825

  • Location:      Natchez, Mississippi

  • Style:      Southern Style Plantation Home

  • Number of sheets:      11 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Information, Site Plan

  • Basement Floor Plan, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • First Floor Plan, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • Second Floor Plan, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • Roof Plan, Details, various scales

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

  • Detail Sheet, Columns, Cornices, Entry Doors, 1" = 1'-0"

  • Detail Sheet, Stairs, Ironwork, Dormers, Shutters, 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 building, not a pseudo-southern tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (AN003)

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