The Pope House
Frank Lloyd Wright defined a revolutionary path in affordable home design, in the 1930s, at the height of the depression, creating what he called the "Usonian" home. It was not just an answer to how to build a house on a small budget, it was an answer on how to build a beautiful, practical house that fit into nature, on a small budget. The Pope house is an early and excellent example of this new stream in American architecture.
This efficient example is built on a slight slope, with the entry and the bedroom wing a few steps up from the Living/Dining/Kitchen wing. The flat roof over the Living area raises up as the floor steps down, giving this larger space a higher volume as well. Wright demonstrates beautifully his ability to provide a complex and satisfying spatial experience even in what is essentially a small, single story house.
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. These plans are ideal for a slightly sloping site. The house contains 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, as well as a room Wright called the "Sanctum", a private study space that could serve as a home office or additional bedroom. This house would be comfortable in a suburban or country setting.
- Building name: Pope House
- Designer/Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
- Date of construction: 1950
- Location: Falls Church, Virginia
- Style: Frank Lloyd Wright Style Home
- Number of sheets: 9 sheets measuring 18" x 24"
- Cover Sheet, Information, Site Plan, Notes
- First Floor Plan, 3/16"=1'-0"
- 4 Sheets of Elevations, 3/16"=1'-0"
- 2 Sheets of Sections, 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 1964, 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. (WR009)