HISTORIC HOME PLANS
PRAIRIE STYLE HOME PLANS
The Prairie Style home plans developed towards the end of the 19th century around the Great Lakes states and quickly evolved a unique look. Prairie Style homes reflect the wide open spaces of the prairie. Prairie Style home plans spread across the ground, emphasizing the horizontal, with broad roof overhangs and terraces extending the floor plane of the house into the surrounding landscape. Prairie Style homes also draw from the surrounding natural materials, using them in a way that preserves the integrity of each material's unique beauty.
Historic Home Plans --- Prairie Style Homes --- Babson Residence

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Babson Residence - 1914

A Purcell & Elmslie Prairie Home masterpiece easily adaptable to modern living
$50 - 7 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 80' x 98'
1 Story, 3-4 Bedrooms, 2-3 baths
Built in 1914, Riverside, Illinois
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1965
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Babson Residence - 1914

The Prairie Style, that truly American form of architecture, has its roots in the Midwestern plains, especially the state of Illinois. Purcell and Elmslie, the designers of the Babson Residence had the most prolific and successful architectural practice of the time, even surpassing Frank Lloyd Wright in shear numbers of buildings actually built.

This house, actually 2 houses now, has had a complicated history. It began life as the servants� quarters and stable for a larger mansion, which was later torn down. Then this structure was remodeled into 2 separate houses that share a courtyard. As an ensemble they make a beautiful arrangement. But each house is essentially independent and it would be perfectly possible to build just half the ensemble and still have a lovely house of several bedrooms, bathrooms, a large kitchen and several social spaces.

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1965. This extensive set of 7 drawing sheets includes a site plan, 2 floor plans, 4 exterior elevations, several sections, and several exquisite details of classic Prairie style details in carved wood and leaded glass. The original drawings rest in the Library of Congress.

  • Building name:      Babson Residence Service Buildings

  • Designer/Architect:      Purcell & Elmslie

  • Date of construction:      1914

  • Location:      Riverside, IL

  • Style:      Prairie Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      7 sheets measuring 18�x24�
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Information, Site Plan, Notes

  • Site Plan, 1�=20'

  • First Floor Plan (south half), 1/8�=1�-0�

  • First Floor Plan (north half), 1/8�=1�-0�

  • Elevations, 1/8�=1�-0�

  • Elevation and Sections, 1/8�=1�-0�

  • Detail Sheet, various scales

  • Detailed Elevation, 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 in 1965, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more Prairie Style home 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 Prairie Style home, not a pseudo-prairie tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (PR001)

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