The Jefferies-Bruce House - ca. 1838
Perched on a rise overlooking the James River, the Jefferies-Bruce house exemplifies the fine residences built for the businessmen and professionals of Scottsville, Virginia. Its classic Palladian proportions and orderly floor plan focused around a central hall give this house a unique grace and formality. The main reception rooms are built up over a high basement, raised to take full advantage of the surrounding views.
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. Built at a time when kitchen and bathrooms were in outbuildings, those elements would need to be incorporate. The main level, the second floor, offers plenty of room for an eat-in kitchen, as well as a Dining Room and large Living Room. The ground level offers plenty of room for 4 bedrooms and 1-2 baths. An additional bedroom/bath suite could be fit into the attic. 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 41�x32�.
- Building name: Jefferies-Bruce House
- Designer/Architect: Unknown
- Date of construction: circa 1838
- Location: Scottsville, Virginia
- Style: Colonial, Palladian
- Number of sheets: 8 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
- Cover sheet, information, Site Plan
- First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Attic Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Front Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Side Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Section, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Entry Details
The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1990 by the Historic American Building Survey. This set includes a site plan, 3 floor plans, 2 elevations, a section and Entry Door details. The original drawings rest in the Library of Congress.
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. (CO005)