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Historic Home Plans --- Craftsman Homes --- Irwin House, Greene and Greene

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Irwin House, Greene and Greene - 1906

A quintessential Craftsman Style home by Greene and Greene
$72 - 14 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 62' x 66'
2 Stories, 8 Bedrooms, 6 baths
Built in 1906, Pasadena, California
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1985


Irwin House, Greene and Greene - 1906

Built in 1906, the Irwin House reveals many of the design elements which would later be refined by the talented team of Charles and Henry Greene. With the two-story court in the center, and the rooms grouped around it, the house has one of the most unusual plans of any that the Greene brothers designed. In addition, the house represents an experimental period in their detailing, and displays their ingenuity in transforming what was originally a single-story structure for a former client into a much larger two-story house . The H ouse reveals elements of design which were to be refined in the later works of Charles and Henry Greene. Many of the details are seen in an experimental stage. Its numerous rooms are arranged around a two-story interior open court and many of the second floor rooms open directly onto its balcony.

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 flat to low sloping site. With its extensive terraces and porches it is ideal for a warmer climate and its rustic wood construction would be most at home in a forested setting. Its exterior dimensions, including terraces and porches easily exceeds 80'x100'. The design needs a wide open area and is most suited for a country setting.

  • Building name:      Irwin House

  • Designer/Architect:      Charles & Henry Greene

  • Date of construction:      1906

  • Location:      Pasadena, CA

  • Style:      Craftsmans Style

  • Number of sheets:      14 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, information

  • Site Plan

  • 3 sheets of Floor Plans, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • 2 sheets of Elevations, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • 1 sheet, Section, 1/8" = 1'-0"

  • 5 sheets, Details, 3/8" = 1'-0"

  • 1 sheet, plans and elevations, garage w/ apartment above

  • Fireplace, Interior Paneling and Door Details, various scales

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated by the Historic American Building Survey in 1985.

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 Craftsman Style building, not a pseudo-Crafsman tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (CR002)

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