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Historic Home Plans --- Craftsman Homes --- Death Valley Scotty's Grapevine Ranchhouse

Craftsman home plan

Death Valley Scotty's Grapevine Ranchhouse - 1929

A timber framed Craftsman Style cottage
$37 - 3 Sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 33' x 47'
1 Story, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath
Built in 1929, Death Valley, California
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1989


Death Valley Scotty's Grapevine Ranchhouse - 1929

Walter E. Scott, aka Death Valley Scotty, celebrated prospector, performer, con artist, and builder of "Scotty's Castle" also built a great many other buildings on his vast Death Valley ranch property, including this efficiently planned, rustic timber framed cottage. With a large kitchen/sitting room at the center, a bedroom at either side and 1 bath, it makes an ideal country retreat for simple living.

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 or low sloping site. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. This house has outside dimensions of approximately 33' x 47'.

  • Building name:      Grapevine Ranchhouse

  • Designer/Architect:      Walter Scott

  • Date of construction:      1929

  • Location:      Death Valley, California

  • Style:      Craftsman Style

  • Number of sheets:      3 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Sheet List
  • Floor Plan, 3/8" = 1'-0"

  • Elevations, 3/8" = 1'-0"

  • Sections, 3/8" = 1'-0"

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 1989.

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. (CR005)

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