The Shingle Style found its expression in the homes of America as the artistic taste of the American public moved away from the highly ornate forms of Victorian architecture, such as Queen Anne. The Arts and Crafts movement proposed a simplification of decoration and an appreciation of natural materials in their natural state. This resonated strongly with a culture grown tired of Victorian excesses. Architects such as McKim Mead and White popularized this new, simpler ideal among all levels of society, from the simplest cottage to the grandest seaside residence for the high society of New York.
Historic Home Plans --- Shingle Style Home Plans --- Norris Cottage

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The Norris Cottage - 1892

This delightful Victorian cottage incorporates elements of the Shingle Style home
$53 - 8 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 25' x 50'
1+ Stories, 3 Bedrooms, 1+ baths
Built 1892, Garrett Park, Maryland
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1993

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The Norris Cottage - 1892

The Norris house represents an excellent example of the adaptation of the Shingle Style to a narrow city lot. The front porch and dormers graciously address the street while keeping the roofline low and the proportions comfortable.

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 main level consists of a Living Room opening onto the front porch, a Dining Room, and at the back a kitchen and family room. The attic contains 3 bedrooms and a bath. There is also a full basement. This house is built on a flat site. This house would be comfortable in a suburb or country setting. Including porches, the main house has outside dimensions of approximately 25'x50'.

  • Building name:      Norris Cottage

  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown

  • Date of construction:      1892

  • Location:      Garrett Park, Maryland

  • Style:      Shingle Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      8 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Information

  • Site Plan, Front Elevation

  • 2 Sheets Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Basement Plan, Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Detailed Elevation, 1"=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 1993, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more Shingle 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 Shingle Style home, not a pseudo-Shingle Style tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (SH004)

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