You are purchasing large format architectural blueprints, 2 sheets measuring 24"x36".
The Southwestern style, which reached its heyday in the 1920s, was an eclectic mix of styles and sources, from Native American pueblo, to Mexican Mission, to Spanish Renaissance. Even elements of New England Colonial worked their way into the mix through the influence of schools and outposts built by the Federal government.
When Rancho Santa Fe, in San Diego County began to grow, Lillian Jenette Rice was commissioned to provide a series of designs for small, single story homes in the Southwestern style. Her skillful work incorporated graceful exterior details with floor plans centered around sheltered courtyards and patios, an arrangement ideal for the climate of the southwest. Her homes are as livable today as when they were first built in the 1920s. Her floor plans require almost no alteration to be brought into line with current expectations.
In all I am able to offer to you 6 different designs by Ms. Rice. This model is called the Baker Residence, after one of its occupants
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 set of 2 drawing sheets includes a floor plan that also shows the site, the front elevation, a section and several exterior details. The original drawings rest in the Library of Congress.
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. Of special note is the 2 room guest cottage that accompanies this house plan. The house itself is a spacious, 2 bedroom, 2 bath design, with a casual and comfortable flow of space from several of the rooms into the garden. The house was designed as a part of a row. Consequently it has no windows on the sides. This makes it very well suited for an urban lot. However, if built in a suburban or country setting it could well be opened up to the sides. Although ideal for a flat site, these plans would also work on a low sloping one. Including porches, the main house has outside dimensions of approximately 37’x53’.
Please visit my other auctions for many other drawings I am offering. I have house plans in wide variety of styles including Colonial, Craftsman, and Prairie, as well as plans of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Irving Gill, Purcell & Elmslie and others.
If you enjoyed these house plans you may be interested in other Southwestern style homes in our collection.
SHIPPING: Your drawings are shipped to you, rolled, not folded, in a Priority Mail tube. If you have any questions about these drawings or others that I am offering, please contact me. I will do my utmost to answer your questions. This order is for drawings only. Any photos appearing in display are NOT included and are for informational purposes only.
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 Southwestern style house, not a pseudo-southwestern tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf.
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