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.
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The Rusch Cottage - 1845

A true timber-framed cottage in the tradition of Northern Europe
$40 - 4 Sheet measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 26' x 36'
1+ Stories, 2 Bedrooms, 1 baths
Built 1845, Washington County, Wisconsin
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1957

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The Rusch Timber Frame Cottage - 1845

The cottage was built on the farm of Fred Rusch but was probably built by a pioneer of German origin, by the name of Erdmann. A master carpenter by the name of Krueger was active in the area, working with traditional techniques found in Germany and he was probably involved in the construction of this cottage. The frame consists of substantial sized timbers infilled with wood staves and lime plaster, a technique referred to as wattle and daub and dating back to the earliest wood constructions found in Northern Europe. This cottage provides a direct link from America's own styles to their origins in Europe.

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. This is essentially a single story plan though there is a loft space that could be used. The cottage has a central hall with 2 rooms on either side. Two could be used as bedrooms, 1 as an eat-in kitchen and the last as a social space. The plan has no bathroom but one could be incorporated into the central hall, opposite the main entry. The loft could provide a play space, study or room for a guest. 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 26' x 36'.

  • Building name:      The Rusch Cottage

  • Designer/Architect:      Krueger

  • Date of construction:      1845

  • Location:     Washington County , Wisconsin

  • Style:      Timber Frame Tudor/Gohic Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      4 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover Sheet

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0" + details at various scales

  • Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Sections, 1/2"=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 1957, 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. (TU008)

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