The High Gate Carriage House - 1910
The High Gate carriage house was built circa 1910-1913 by Fairmont industrialist and financier, James E. Watson, scion of the "father of West Virginia coal industry," James O. Watson. Designed by Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, the stable and the adjacent mansion remain fine examples of Tudor revival architecture with half-timbering, stucco wall cladding and clay-tiled roofs -- an academic style based upon late Medieval English prototypes that was common among suburban domestic architecture in the United States in the early-20th century.
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 first floor of the two-story, U-shaped carriage house housed horses and living quarters, while the second floor served both as a residence for the servants and a storage area for hay. Attached to the right wing of the carriage house is a one-story chicken house. A courtyard rests in front of the stable's entryway. The extensive number of rooms make this plan adaptable in a number of ways. The plan is ideally suited for a flat site. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. This spacious home has outside dimensions of approximately 74' x 130'.
- Building name: The High Gate Carriage House
- Designer/Architect: Horace Trumbauer
- Date of construction: 1910
- Location: Fairmont, West Virginia
- Style: Tudor/Gohic Style Home
- Number of sheets: 5 sheets measuring 24"x36"
- First Floor Plan, 3/16"=1'-0"
- Second Floor Plan, 3/16"=1'-0"
- 2 Sheets of Elevations, 3/16"=1'-0"
- Section, 3/16"=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 1990, by the Historic American Building Survey.
Please view my other plans for more Tudor Style home plans and for a large variety of house plans in many other styles as well.
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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 Tudor Style home, not a pseudo-Tudor tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (TU004)