American System Built Homes (two story model)
Frank Lloyd Wright, father of the Prairie School of design, was always interested in ways to reduce the cost of construction and make great architecture more affordable. With the �System Built� concept he explored the possibility of creating a kit of parts that could be assembled into a variety of different house plans. Only a few of these houses were built. This house, in Milwaukie, Wisconsin, is an excellent example. Built originally as a duplex it was later remodeled into a single family home. These drawings reflect that remodeling.
The house is a 2-story design, built over a raised basement which contains utilities. The first floor consists of a Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen with a breakfast area. There is also a WC on this level. The second floor contains a bedroom/bath suite, 2 bedrooms, a sleeping porch and a bathroom. This is a very efficient plan, well suited for a narrow lot in a city. The skillful arrangement of windows brings lots of natural light to all the rooms.
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 prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. The original drawings were beautifully delineated in 1991. This extensive set of 4 drawing sheets includes notes, a perspective, a site plan, a basement plan, 2 floor plans, 4 exterior elevations, two sections, and several details showing window construction and the design of leaded glass. The original drawings rest in the Library of Congress.
- Building name: American System Built Homes (two story)
- Designer/Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
- Date of construction: 1916
- Location: Milwaukie, Wisconsin
- Style: Frank Lloyd Wright Style Home
- Number of sheets: 4 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
- Cover Sheet, Information, Perspective, Site Plan
- Basement, First and Second Floor Plans, 1/4"=1'-0"
- 4 Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"
- 2 Sections, 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 1991, by the Historic American Building Survey.
Please view my other plans for more Frank Lloyd Wright 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 Frank Lloyd Wright home, not a pseudo-Wright tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (WR004)