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"
- 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)