One of many house plans from the book
Isaac H. Hobbs & Son, Architects, 809 and 811 Chestnut Street, formerly of 436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. The above design was drawn for and built by Mr. O. S. Hubbell, the well-known druggist of this city, at Rivercliffe, near Norwalk, Connecticut. He is the owner of the celebrated bird Arial, the carrier pigeon that has taken the premium as the best bird in the world. This building has met with his entire approbation, and he stated to us that all who see it do not differ from the Daily Graphic's account of it, as the handsomest house in the United States of equal cost. It is plain and beautiful, and cost about $15,000, with the interior well finished.
We have recently made an invention of an entirely new style of finish for the inside of a house, that possesses the advantage of enabling persons to use walnut and other hard woods in the entire finish, with comparatively little or no addition in the cost over painted woodwork of best quality white pine. We give our patrons the advantage of our invention. Those who are building under other architects, desiring to save money and obtain rich and beautiful apartments, can be supplied with details and drawings of the same at the rate of one per cent. upon their cost as per agreement.
First Story.-- H hall, 8 feet wide; P parlor, 16 by 16 feet; DR dining-room, 16 by 16 feet; L library, 12 by 20 feet; DR drawing-room, 16 by 16 feet; K kitchen, 13 feet by 19 feet 9 inches; with a larder, 8 by 10 feet; and a store closet, 5 feet 6 inches by 8 feet 3 inches.
Second Story.-- C chamber, 16 by 16 feet; C chamber, 8 feet 4 inches by 12 feet; C chamber, 16 by 16 feet; C chamber, 12 feet 6 inches by 12 feet 6 inches; BR bath-room, 5 feet 6 inches by 16 feet; DR dressing-room, 5 feet by 8 feet 6 inches; C chamber, 15 by 16 feet; C chamber, 13 by 16 feet; DR dressing-room, 5 by 8 feet; DR dressing-room, 5 by 8 feet; with a linen closet, 5 feet 6 inches by 7 feet.
with over 85 Early Country & Town Floor Plans
|A rare anthology of Victorian House Plans (6 samples above), Pictures & House Articles reprinted in 1999 from 1800s Harper's, Scribner's, Godey's Lady's Book, &c. 244 pages, 5½"x8½" spiral-bound book. See Table of Contents:|
|1850-51||Model Cottages & Villa.||House plans for model cottages, a Southern cottage, a "Tudor Style" cottage, and a small villa for a gentleman much attached to gardening.|
|1855||Model Cottage.||Frontier-life dwelling in Lindwood, Lake Minnetouke. Includes letter to editor, picture and house plan.|
|1855||Ice-Houses.||An ice-house for a farmer from Onondaga county, New York.|
|1855||Model Cottages.||Cottage in the Italian Style, and Cottages on a double lot. Includes pictures and house plans.|
|1855||Hints for Country House Builders.||Artistic house designs for America. Includes pictures and house plans.|
|1859||Our Houses||"When you build a house…it is not mainly to be looked at, but to be lived in" and "...to satisy personal taste and convenience…"|
|1863||Houseless||Hunting for suitable housing in NYC|
|1864||Country or Suburban Residences, Ornamental Cottages and an Italian Villa.||Pictures and house plans.|
|1865||The Houses We Live In||"House are built to live in, and not look on..."|
|1865||How to Redeem Woman's Profession from Dishonor||The ideal home. Includes pictures and house plans.|
|1866||Cost of a Home||Why a man should marry, and the cost of running a household, considering real estate & food|
|1865||A Christian House||Harriet Beecher Stowe and her sister, Catherine Beecher write about construction of the ideal home. Includes pictures and house plans.|
|1872||Aunt's New House||(fiction) Young woman's story of Aunt's purchase of an ostentatious mansion in NYC|
|1874||Model Residences||House plans of model residences, an American ornamental villa, Italian villas, suburban residences, an ornamental cottage, an American cottage, and a Swiss cottage.|
|1875||"Door-steps"||Advantages of socializing on the piazza|
|1875||Comfort Below Stairs||Request to improve servants' department|
|1875||Frameless Houses||House construction|
|1875||The Piazza||Desirable aspects of a piazza|
|1875||Color in Houses||Common house paint colors and advice to improve|
|1877||House and Home Building||Architecture for convenient housekeeping including information on servants' needs, root cellar & kitchen|
|1879||Plans for Tenement House||Prized designs for improved tenements for poorest people. Includes house plans.|
|1879||A New Flooring||Flooring to keep out dampness|
|1882||The Architecture of the Home||How to build houses with economy and taste combined - plans and cost - the adornment and furnishing of the house - harmony of colors for curtains, walls, carpets and furniture. Includes pictures and house plans.|
|1882||The Problem of Living in New York||Housing shortage in New York City; houses changing to flats are partial success|
|1883||Recent Building in New York||Queen Anne and Gothic style architectural examples in NYC. Includes pictures.|
|1884||Dangers from Fire in Flats||Fireproof houses in NYC|
|1888||House Designs||House plans and short descriptions|
|1899||The Equipment of The Modern City House||Closets; Stairs; Dumb-waiters; Lighting by Electricity; Gas-pipes and Electric Conduits as Decorative Features; Open Plumbing; Virtue of Wash-stand; Heating, &c. Includes pictures and house plans.|
|1899||The Building of the Modern City House||High Stoop Entrance; Basement Entrances; Early & Modern American Basements; House Plans of Ancestors; Square Hall; Back Alleys; Modern Materials. Includes pictures and house plans.|
|1900||Architecture for Modern Times with Plans & Estimates||The latest designs in architecture from 1900. Includes pictures and house plans.|
|Victorian Houses Feedback:|
"Excellent book, fast shipping, thanks!"
"Great seller.....good communication.....wonderful book...Thanks!"
"these are great ...books for someone like me who's a student of american victorian architecture..
i particularly enjoy the "victorian houses 1850-1900" collection!"
"Books are great!!!!"
Thank you for your business!