The gambrel roof, with its characteristic double slope was especially popular among the Dutch and German immigrants to the New World and is sometimes referred to as Dutch Colonial home style. The gambrel roof has the advantage of providing much more space in the attic, allowing this part of the Dutch Colonial home to be used for more than simply storage. Typically the gambrel roof house was built of timber framing throughout. But occassionally examples may be found built in stone, especially in Pennsylvania.
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Dutch Colonial Home Plan

Hilleary-Magruder Dutch Colonial Home - 1743

A traditional gambrel roof home buil in stone
$47 - 5 Sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 32' x 44'
1+ Stories, 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths
Built in the 1743, Bladensburg, Maryland
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1979

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The Hilleary-Magruder Residence - 1743

The Hilleary-Magruder house is the only extant stone house executed in the Tidewater style in Prince George's County. It was most likely one of the earliest extant residences of substantial construction. It was reportedly visited by George Washington and by British troops during the battle of Bladensburg.

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 over a full basement the first floor comprises 3 larger rooms and a smaller room off the entry hall. Stairs from the entry hall lead to the second floor, within the gambrel roof attic, consisting of 3 bedrooms and 2 small rooms which could serve as bathrooms. If built on a moderate slope the basement could provide living space as well. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. The house has outside dimensions of approximately 32'x44'.

  • Building name:      Hilleary-Magruder Residence
  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown

  • Date of construction:      1743

  • Location:      Bladensburg, Maryland

  • Style:      Gambrel Roof - Dutch Colonial Style
  • Number of sheets:      5 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Sheet List
  • Basement & First Floor Plans, 1/4" = 1'-0"

  • Attic & Roof Plans, 1/4" = 1'-0"

  • 2 Sheets, Elevations, 1/4" = 1'-0"

  • Section, 1/4" = 1'-0"

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1979, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more Dutch Colonial house plans 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 Dutch Colonial home, not a pseudo-Dutch colonial tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (GA004)

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