The George Wythe House - 1755
Distinguished by chaste and elegant elevations, sophisticated brickwork, and a timeless floor plan, the Wythe house of 1755 is a masterpiece and model of a colonial country mansion. Built by Richard Taliaferro for himself, it was later occupied by his son-in-law and daughter, George and Elizabeth Wythe. George Wythe, a distinguished legislator, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
The 2-story brick house over a raised basement has the traditional 4 over 4 plan, a central hall with 2 rooms on either side, repeated on the first and second floor. This particular example is characterized by its excellent proportions and beautiful interior detailing, with an elegant staircase providing a free flow of space between first and second floors.
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. Its compact and efficient form make it especially desirable and adaptable. Principal reception rooms are all on the first floor with bedrooms above. The whole sits on a raised basement. On a sloping site a walk out basement could provide additional living space. Its exterior dimensions are just over 36' x 54'. It would be at home equally in a town, suburban or country setting.
- Building name: Wythe House
- Designer/Architect: Richard Taliaferro
- Date of construction: 1755
- Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
- Style: Colonial
- Number of sheets: 10 sheets measuring 24"x36"
- Cover sheet, information, Site Plan
- Basement Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- 3 sheets of 3 Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Interior and Exterior Details, 3/4"=1'-0"
- Stair Hall Sections, 3/4"=1'-0"
- Trim and Molding Sections, full scale
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 Buildings 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. (CW007)