Spurr-Clotfelter Residence - 1926
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 Spurr-Clotfelter Residence, after its first occupants.
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. This design offers a rambling and adaptable single story floor plan. A picturesque gate leads into a front courtyard. The front door, opposite the gate, is flanked by the Living Room and Dining Room on either side. A bedroom wing to the left offers many possibilities for adaptation. The Living Room, Breakfast Room, Study and a bedroom overlook the back garden. Although ideal for a flat site, these plans would also work on a low sloping one. The main house has outside dimensions of approximately 53' x 57'.
- Building name: Spurr-Clotfelter Residence
- Designer/Architect: Lillian Jenette Rice
- Date of construction: 1926
- Location: Rancho Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Style: Southwest Style Home
- Number of sheets: 2 sheets measuring 24" x 36"
- First Floor & Site Plan, 1/4"=1'-0"
- Elevation, Section, 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 Southwest 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 Southwest Style home, not a pseudo-Southwest Style tract house as you will find in the house plan magazines on your supermarket shelf. (SW006)