The Victorian period was marked by a great variety of styles for home plans. Victorian styles include Queen Anne, Italianate, Tudor, Romanesque and Gothic, among others. Frequently elements from a variety of styles were combined, resulting in home plans that can only be described as Eclectic. Victorian home plans often show great imagination in their internal layouts, going far beyond the 4-Square plans typical of the Colonial period. Bay and bow windows add variety to spaces. Towers and turrets become popular. Porches wrap around entire homes.
Historic Home Plans --- Queen Anne Style Home Plans --- The Harry Smith House

Queen Anne Style home plan

The Harry Smith House - late 1890s

A Queen Anne Victorian with a porch, bay window, turret and style to spare
$56 - 9 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 41' x 43'
2+ Stories, 4-5 Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built 1890s, Riverdale, Maryland
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1993

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The Harry Smith House - 1890s

The Harry Smith house is an excellent example of a Queen Anne Victorian style frame house. It combines the exuberant decorative detail of the 1880s with the foursquare plan that became popular at the turn of the century. Rooms are spacious and beautifully proportioned, with tall, double-hung windows, fireplaces and bay windows. An expansive porch graces the front, with the horizontal line balanced by the vertical accent of the tower. A large dormer and this tower make an attic that is a complex and interesting space.

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 consists of an entry hall and stair with Parlor and Dining Room on either side. A large kitchen with pantry extends across the back. The second floor acommodates 4 bedrooms and a bath. One of these bedrooms could be converted to a bath, to make a Master Suite. The attic has the potential to contain a further bedroom and bath, as well as play spaces. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting. The house has outside dimensions of approximately 41' x 43', including the front porch.

  • Building name:      The Harry Smith House

  • Designer/Architect:      Unknown

  • Date of construction:      1890s

  • Location:      Riverdale, Maryland

  • Style:      Queen Anne Victorian Style Home

  • Number of sheets:      9 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Sheet List
  • Cover Sheet, Vicinity Map

  • Basement Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • First Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Second Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • Attic Floor Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"

  • 4 Sheets of 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 in 1993, by the Historic American Building Survey.

Please view my other plans for more Queen Anne Victorian 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 Queen Anne Victorian Style home, not a pseudo-Victorian tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (VI005)

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