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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Estabrook Residence - 1915

A single story Prairie Style home plan with a spacious attic
$41 - 4 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 48' x 65'
1+ Stories, 2-3 Bedrooms, 1+ baths
Built in 1915, Oak Park, Illinois
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1965

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Estabrook Residence - 1915

The Prairie Style architectural firm of Talmadge & Watson designed this unusual home for T.S. Estabrook around 1915. Essentially a single story house in both appearance and use, by skillful manipulation of the roofline the architects created enough volume in the attic to make this a usable space as well. A single car garage is also tucked under the house, as part of the full basement. All this, 3 levels of space, is done in such a manner that the house maintains the ground-hugging Prairie Style appearance of being single story.

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 room, dining room, a den, kitchen to one side, 2 bedrooms and a bath to the other, and off the entry a space labeled �music room� which could be adapted to a third bedroom or home office. The attic is high enough that it could also be used as living space. The house has outside dimensions of approximately 48' x 65'.

  • Building name:      Estabrook Residence

  • Designer/Architect:      Talmadge & Watson

  • Date of construction:      1915

  • Location:      Oak Park, Illinois

  • Style:      Prairie Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      4 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Site Plan, Notes

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Elevation, 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. (PR005)

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