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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Calef Creole Cottage - 1852

Here is a Creole cottage with some of the refined detailing of a plantation home
$40 - 4 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 50' x 65'
2 Stories, 4 Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built in 1852, Mobile, Alabama
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1966

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Calef Creole Cottage - 1852

This delightful house captures elements of both the Creole cottage, with its informal plan focused around a front porch, and the high style of a southern plantation home, with its elegants details and formality.

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 main level consists of 4 rooms centered around a central hallway, with a small wing off the back containing 2 additional rooms. These would make a fine ground floor bed/bath suite. The attic contains adequate space for 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. 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 50'x65'.

  • Building name:     Calef Creole Cottage

  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown

  • Date of construction:      1852

  • Location:      Mobile, Alabama

  • Style:      Creole Cottage Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      4 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Information, Site Plan

  • First & Second Floor Plans, 3/16" = 1'-0"

  • Front Elevation, 1/4" = 1'-0"

  • Side Elevation, Section, Detail, 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 1966, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more Creole Cottage 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. (AN005)

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