Poplar Forest - 1806-1819
Poplar Forest, a National Historic Landmark and a masterpiece of design by Thomas Jefferson, was built for himself as an escape from Monticello when life there was too busy. The house is octagonal, with a half-basement containing service rooms, principal rooms on the main floor and a spacious attic.
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 could easily be adapted to a moderately sloping sight, providing a "walk-out" basement level with children's bedrooms and play area, while principal reception rooms and master bedroom suite occupy the first floor. The spacious attic provides plenty of bonus room as well. The octagonal shape and the porches would make this an ideal design for a country setting.
- Building name: Poplar Forest
- Designer/Architect: Thomas Jefferson
- Date of construction: 1806-1819
- Location: Bedford County, Virginia
- Style: Palladian
- Number of sheets: 21 sheets measuring 24"x36"
- Cover sheet, information, Elevation
- Site Plan, 1"=35'
- Ground Floor/Basement Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Attic Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Roof Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- North (Entry) Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"
- East Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"
- South Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"
- West Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"
- 2 sheets of Sections, 1/4"=1'-0"
- 6 sheets of Interior and Exterior Details, various scales
- 2 sheets of outbuildings, including kitchen, dairy and octagonal privy
The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1985. This extensive set of drawings includes beautiful interior details of doors, windows, stairs and trim, as well as 2 sheets of outbuildings from the estate. The octagonal �privy� is especially charming, the ultimate escape from a hectic social life. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1985, by the Historic American Building Survey.
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. (CO002)