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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Drummond Residence - 1909

Prairie Style home plan that is efficient and spacious
$44 - 5 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 37' x 56'
2 Stories, 4-5 Bedrooms, 1-2+ baths
Built in 1909, River Forest, Illinois
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1965

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Drummond Residence - 1909

When it came time to build his own house in 1909, architect William Drummond chose as his model Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic 1905 design for a �fireproof house for $5000�. Wright�s design inspired many architects of the time and resulted in endless variations on the theme. Drummond�s certainly qualifies as one of the most imaginative and well executed.

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. Built over a basement, the first floor has a living/dining room, an enclosed porch opening off the living room. The kitchen is to one side. The second floor has 5 bedrooms and 1 bath. This could easily be adapted to 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. The house has outside dimensions of approximately 37' x 56'.

  • Building name:      Drummond Residence

  • Designer/Architect:      William Drummond

  • Date of construction:      1909

  • Location:      River Forest, Illinois

  • Style:      Prairie Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      5 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"

  • Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Elevation & 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 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. (PR004)

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