HISTORIC HOME PLANS
COLONIAL HOUSE PLANS
Colonial homes come in many strands and variations. "Colonial house" may be used broadly to encompass homes built from the earliest settlements until well after Independence. On one end of the spectrum are the rustic cabins with their informal colonial house plans, that grew up over time to become rambling, comfortable farmsteads. On the other end are the grand brick Colonial home plans such as Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Whether colonial homes are built of white pine from the Northeast, or warm brick further south, Colonial house plans share simple geometries, axial arrangements of rooms, and essentially classical details. A few samples, representing the range of colonial house plans may be found here.
Historic Home Plans --- Colonial Home Plans ---
Clicking on a photo or item title will take you to a page with complete details about the drawings ad how you may purchase them. All the drawings come from the archives of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and are printed for you on full size architectural sheets, usually 18" x 24" or 24" x 36".
Dinsmore House

Dinsmore House - 1820s

A wood frame Colonial Williamsburg country home
$44 - 5 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 29.5' x 50'
2+ Stories, 4 Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built in the 1820s, Charlottesville, Virginia
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1976

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Poplar Forest - 1810s

Thomas Jefferson's masterpiece, the ultimate octagon house
$125 - 21 Sheets measuring 24 " x 36 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 67' x 78'
2+ Stories, 4 Bedrooms, 3+ baths
Built, 1806-1819, Bedford County, Virginia
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1985

Colonial House Plans

Academic Village- University of VA

Thomas Jefferson's ground breaking design for the University of Virginia
$53 - 8 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 37' x 45'
2+ Stories, 3+ Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built 1822, Charlottesville, Virginia
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1986

Israel Arnold House Colonial home style plan

Israel Arnold House - begun 1695

Historic colonial Rhode Island home
$60 - 10 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 28' x 55'
2 Stories, 4+ Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built 1695 & mid 1700s, Providence County, Rhode Island
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1961

Jefferies-Bruce House

Jefferies-Bruce House - circa 1838

Historic colonial Rhode Island home
$59 - 10 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions apx. 28' x 55'
2 Stories, 4+ Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built 1695 & mid 1700s, Providence County, Rhode Island
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1961

Riversdale Calvert Mansion Colonial style home plan

Riversdale, The Calvert Mansion - ca. 1810

Classical Palladian country mansion, historic home of the Calverts
$59 - 10 Sheets measuring 18 " x 24 "
Ext. Dimensions, not shown on plans
2+ Stories, 4+ Bedrooms, 4+ baths
Built ca. 1810, Riverdale, Maryland
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1992

John Dickinson Manstion colonial style home plan

John Dickinson House - 1740

A Classic colonial country estate, home of the patriot, John Dickinson
$47 - 5 Sheets measuring 24" x 36"
Ext. Dimensions, 100' x 26'
2+ Stories, 4+ Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built in 1740, Kent County, Delaware
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1992

Harris Cottage colonial style home plan

John Harris Cottage - 1835

A archetypal colonial cottage design, built in wood
$41 - 4 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions, 25' x 35'
1+ Stories, 3+ Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built in 1835, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1935

Sullivan townhouse colonial style home plan

Jeremiah Sullivan Townhouse - 1818

An elegant and convenient colonial townhouse
$63 - 11 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions, 30' x 75'
2+ Stories, 3+ Bedrooms, 2+ baths
Built in 1818, Madison, Indiana
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1934

Prestwould Plantation colonial style home plan

Prestwould Plantation - 1797

A Colonial country mansion, built of stone, with spacious porches
$90 - 23 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions, 41' x 67', excluding porches
3 Stories, 4+ Bedrooms, 3+ baths
Built in 1797, Mecklenburg County, Virginia
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1974

General Salem Towne colonial style home plan

General Salem Towne House - 1796

An upstanding Colonial clapboard house, with a fanlight entry
$81 - 17 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions, 47' x 72', excluding porches
2 Stories, 6 Bedrooms, 3+ baths
Built in 1796, Charlton, Massachusetts
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1934

Peak Cottage colonial style home plan

The Peak House - 1677

An early Colonial timber framed cottage
$37 - 3 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions, 15' x 25'
1+ Stories, 1 Bedroom, 1 bath
Built in 1677, Medfield, Massachusetts
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1934

Archer Cottage colonial style home plan

The Archer Cottage - ca. 1815

A traditional Colonial timber framed cottage
$37 - 4 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions, 20' x 30'
1+ Stories, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath
Built circa 1s815, Yorktown, Virginia
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1960

Lightfoot Cottage colonial style home plan

The Lightfoot Cottage - ca. 1707

A traditional Colonial brick cottage
$38 - 4 Sheets measuring 18" x 24"
Ext. Dimensions, 38' x 41'
1+ Stories, 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath
Built circa 1707, Yorktown, Virginia
Drawings prepared by HABS in 1935

   
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