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 --- Tower Grove Gatehouse

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Tower Grove Gatehouse - 1870

A Gothic stone castle with Tudor decorative elements
$31 - 2 Sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Ext. Dimensions apx. 27' x 77'
2 Stories, 2 Bedrooms, 1+ baths
Built 1870, St. Louis, Missouri
Drawings prepared by HABS (undated)

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Tower Grove Gatehouse - 1870

This is a rare and outstanding example of Victorian Gothic design applied to the small home. In appearance an imposing castle, but in reality a spacies 2 bedroom home, this ingenious Victorian Gothic home plan delights the eye.

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. At the ground level a large, open porch surrounded by arches leads to the entry, which is directly into the main social space of the house. Beyond this is a room that would serve well as a kitchen and could be extended to include dining. At the end is a bedroom suite. Stairs off the main space lead to a single room on the second floor. With the addition of a bath this could serve as another bedroom suite. This imaginative miniature Gothic castle plan could be built equally well in the suburb or countryside. The home has outside dimensions of approximately 27' x 77'.

  • Building name:      Tower Grove Gatehouse

  • Designer/Architect:      Francis Tunica

  • Date of construction:      1870

  • Location:     Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Style:     Victorian Gothic Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      2 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Sheet List
  • First & Second Floor Plans, Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated by the Historic American Building Survey. They are undated.

Please view my other plans for more Victorian Gothic 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 Victorian Gothic Style home, not a pseudo-Victorian Gothic tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (TU009)

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