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.
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Baker Residence - 1913

Drummond's dramatic Prairie Style home design, full of natural light
$47 - 6 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 54'x 60'
2+ Stories, 5 Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built 1913, Wilmette, Illinois
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1967

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Baker Residence - 1913

William Drummond, an important figure among Prairie School architects designed this dramatic Prairie Style house for Ralph Baker in 1913. Among its special features are a double-height living room and a broadly horizontal roofline that is quintessential Prairie Style.

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. These plans are ideal for a flat site. The first floor contains a suite of 3 large reception rooms, as well as the kitchen, a small bedroom and a half-bath. The second floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. There is also a single room occupying the third floor, potentially a study or private retreat space. The house has outside dimensions of approximately 54' x 60'.

  • Building name:      Baker Residence

  • Designer/Architect:      William Drummond

  • Date of construction:      1913

  • Location:      Wilmette, Illinois

  • Style:      Prairie Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      6 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Site Plan, Notes

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Third Floor Plan & Details, 1/4"=1'-0" & 3/4"=1'-0"

  • Elevation & Section, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Elevation, 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 1967, 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. (PR003)

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