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.
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Hinckley Residence- 1886

This luxurious Shingle Style home plan comes complete with porches and turrets
$68 - 9 Sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 66' x 74'
2+ Stories, 8 Bedrooms, 4+ baths
Built 1886, Hinsdale, Illinois
Drawings prepared by HABS in 2003

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Hinckley - 1886

The Hinckley residence spreads comfortably across its large suburban lot, nearly every room enjoying multiple views. The floor plan has the order of a Victorian house combined with a flow of space that hints at oncoming architectural innovations. Porches, gables, turrets and a massive chimney lend romance to this suburban home.

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 an entry/stair hall, 2 parlors, a dining room, a family room a half-bath and a kitchen. The second floor contains 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. The attic contains an additional 3 bedrooms and bath. 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 66'x74'.

  • Building name:      Hinckley Residence

  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown

  • Date of construction:      1886

  • Location:      Hinsdale, Illinois

  • Style:      Shingle Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      9 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Sheet List
  • Cover sheet, Information, Site Plan

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Second Floor & Attic Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • 4 Sheets of Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Details, Art Glass Windows

  • Fireplace, Cabinetry, Interior Woodwork details

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 2003, 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. (SH005)

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