The John Dinsmore House - 1820s
This Virginia townhome was probably built by James Dinsmore, master craftsman to Thomas Jefferson, and demonstrates Jefferson's inspired Palladian approach to the brick materials of the region.
Reminiscent of the style of Monticello, this house consists of 2 principal floors over a basement, as well as rooms in the attic.
As a document of our unique American architectural heritage these drawings stand on their own. The plans themselves could easily be adapted to the design of a new townhouse, comprising up to 4 bedrooms (including the attic), over a first floor suite of Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen.
- Building name: Dinsmore House
- Designer/Architect: James Dinsmore, Master Craftsman to Thomas Jefferson
- Date of construction: 1820s
- Location: Charlottesville, VA
- Style: Colonial/Federal
- Number of sheets: 5 sheets measuring 18"x24"
- Cover sheet, information, site plan, 1/8"=1'-0"
- First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- South (Front) Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Building 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 1983, by the Historic American Building Survey.
Please view my other plans for more plans from Williamsburg, Virginia 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 Colonial building, not a pseudo-colonial tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (CO001)