The Tudor Revival was a very popular style for homes, especially country houses, from the 1860s through the 1920s. It was an eclectic blend of Gothic and early English Renaissance styles with half-timber construction. Compared to other styles of the Victorian period it was relatively simple. It epitomized the informal, picturesque tendencies of the time, using a profusion of gables and a mixture of materials, often with brick or stone on the lower levels and exposed timber above.
Historic Home Plans --- Tudor Style Home Plans --- The Ebenezer Maxwell Residence

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The Ebenezer Maxwell Residence - 1859

An imposing stone mansion in the Tudor-Gothic style
$50 - 7 Sheet measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 46' x 81'
2+ Stories, 8+ Bedrooms, 3 baths
Built 1859, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1966

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The Ebenezer Maxwell Residence - 1859

Ebenezer Maxwell, a prominent merchant in Philadelphia, built for himself this fine, upstanding mansion in the Tudor Gothic style that was currently in high fashion. The design is attributed to Samuel Sloan, an architect at the peak of his fame. Sloan had recently completed several important civic buildings and mansions. He was also deep into the writing of his first of several books on architectural styles. These books and Samuel Sloan's work were influential in the development of Victorian design in the second half of the 1800s..

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 entry is through the prominent tower that graces the front elevation. This leads to a central hall with a very large reception room on the left. Other social rooms on the right eventually lead to the kitchen wing. The second floor and attic contain many bedrooms that could be adapted to modern standards by the addition of a few baths. This Tudor home design could easily by adapted to a smaller area by the elimination of the kitchen wing. 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 46' x 81'.

  • Building name:      The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

  • Designer/Architect:      Samuel Sloan

  • Date of construction:      1859

  • Location:     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Style:      Tudor/Gohic Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      7 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover Sheet, Notes

  • First Floor Plan, 3/16"=1'-0"

  • Second Floor Plan, 3/16"=1'-0"

  • Attic Floor Plan, 3/16"=1'-0"

  • 2 Sheets of Elevations, 3/16"=1'-0"

  • Details, various scales

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1966, 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.

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 Tudor Style home, not a pseudo-Tudor tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (TU006)

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