Colonial Williamsburg, the capital of Virginia Colony, is a treasure trove of American culture and architectural traditions. Colonial Williamsburg houses are an inspirational resource, providing a variety of structures, from the modest wood colonial cottage or shop, to the grandest Colonial Williamsburg houses of historic importance. Both brick and wood were commonly used for Colonial Williamsburg house construction and examples of both may be found in the architectural drawings below.
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The Griffin House - 1760s

A moderate sized Colonial Williamsburg home for town or country
$73 - 10 Sheets measuring 24 " x 36 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 35' x 59'
2+ Stories, 3-4 Bedrooms, 2-3 baths
Built in the 1760s, Williamsburg, Virginia
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1977


The Griffin House - 1760s

The brick Griffin House (1760s), in Williamsburg, Virginia, has passed through many owners over the years and has seen many alterations. It now serves as office space for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and has yet to be restored to its original condition. These drawings reflect its varied history. It is an elegantly simple rectangular plan, with a principal floor over a raised basement. The large attic with dormers accommodates several bedrooms and a bathroom.

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 moderately sloping site. The first floor consists of 4 rooms around stair hall that runs the depth of the house. A first floor bedroom and bath could easily be accommodated. The second (attic) floor could easily fit 2 bedrooms, a bath and a master bedroom suite. Its exterior dimensions measure just under 35'x59'. This spacious house with the appearance of being a single story would be equally comfortable in town, suburb or country setting.

  • Building name:       Griffin House

  • Designer/Architect:       Unknown

  • Date of construction:       1760s

  • Location:       Williamsburg, Virginia

  • Style:       Colonial

  • Number of sheets:       10 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, information, Site Plan

  • Basement Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Attic Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • North (Entry) Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • South Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • East and West Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Stair Hall Sections, 3/4"=1'-0"

  • Two Sheets of 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 in 1977, 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. (CW005)

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