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.
Historic Home Plans --- Southern Style Homes --- Kennedy Creole Cottage

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Kennedy Creole Cottage - mid-19th cent.

A traditional Creole cottage with a charming porch and cozy attic
$37 - 3 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 34' x 37'
1+ Stories, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath
Unknown date, Mobile, Alabama
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1966

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Kennedy Creole Cottage - mid-19th century

The central portion of this charming Creole cottage was built around 1860, with a small side extension built soon after. By the turn of the century it had acquired a rather ungainly 2 story addition to the rear. The drawings we offer do not include this rear addition. The skill of Mobile, Alabama's builders is in evidence even in a small home like this, as demonstrated by its graceful and elegant porches and dormers.

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 are ideal for a flat of slightly sloping lot in an urban, suburban or country setting. At just over 32' wide it can fit comfortably on a narrow city lot. The house contains 2 principal rooms downstairs. The attic has a bedroom with a small room next to it which could serve as a bath. The stair landing is large enough to serve as a study or guest bedroom. This house has outside dimensions of approximately 36'-7" x 32'-5".

  • Building name:     Kennedy Creole Cottage

  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown

  • Date of construction:      mid-19th century

  • Location:      Mobile, Alabama

  • Style:      Creole Cottage Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      3 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Site Plan, Information

  • First Floor & Attic Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Elevation & Section, 1/4"=1'-0"

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. (AN009)

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