HISTORIC HOME PLANS
THE DESIGNS OF IRVING GILL
Irving Gill was a pioneering, almost prophetic designer of the modern age. His designs presaged the minimalist/modernist aesthetic that became known as "Mid-Century Modern". However, Irving Gill's work was decades earlier, well ahead of its time. Gill trained alongside Frank Lloyd Wright, in the Chicago office of Louis Sullivan. He brought this training to Southern California, where he fused it with the local landscape and climate, gradually stripping away every unnecessary gesture and detail, until all that was left was the pure essence of natural materials, a respect for the landscape, and simple forms well-proportioned to the human body. Irving Gill's designs appear as modern today as they did 100 years ago.
Historic Home Plans --- Mid-Century Modern Home Plans --- Dodge Residence

Mid-Century Modern Home

Dodge Residence - 1916

A luxurious design for Modern living by Irving Gill, an American master
$56 - 9 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 86' x 152'
2 Stories, 6+ Bedrooms, 5+ baths
Built in 1916, Los Angeles, California
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1968

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The Dodge Residence - 1916

Decades before "modern" architecture became popular across the USA Irving Gill, in his work in southern California, developed an extraordinarily simple set of forms from the Mediterranean and Mexican traditions that he found there. These houses were decades ahead of his time and remain, even today, strikingly modern looking buildings. But they are never cold and heartless. They are designed for gracious and comfortable living. In the Miltimore Residence he demonstrates this even at a modest scale.

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. The principal rooms are on the first floor, with large Living and Dining Rooms opening either side of the Entry. A Game Room extends off the Living Room. Behind the Dining Room a single-story wing extends back containing the kitchen and several bedrooms, originally for servants. This wing ends with a 3-car Garage. The second floor consists of 4 bedroom suites, each with its own bath. The overall layout of the house creates a series of very livable courtyard spaces, extending the rooms into the surrounding landscape. This house is ideally suited to a flat site, in a suburb or country setting. Excluding trellised patios, the main house has outside dimensions of approximately 86'x152'.

  • Building name:      Dodge Residence
  • Designer/Architect:      Irving Gill

  • Date of construction:      1916

  • Location:      Los Angeles, California

  • Style:      Mid-Century Modern Style
  • Number of sheets:      9 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Information, Vicinity Plan

  • Isometric View

  • Site Plan, 1"=30'

  • First Floor Plan, 1/8"=1'-0"

  • Second Floor Plan, 1/8"=1'-0"

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

  • 2 Sheets of Sections, 1/8"=1'-0" and 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 1969, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more designs by Irving Gill and other 20th century architects.

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 Modernist home, not a pseudo-Modern tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (GI002)

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