Unabridged Dover (2005) republication of the second edition (revised and enlarged) of Hobbs's architecture: Containing Designs and Ground Plans for Villas, Cottages, and Other Edifices Both Suburban and Rural, Adapted to the United States, originally published by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1876. 122 engravings. 272pp. 6.125 x 9.25. Paperbound. ISBN-10: 0-486-44351-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-44351-5.
More than 100 magnificent home plans provide lovers of Victoriana the finest examples of period archiecture. Compiled by Isaac Hobbs, a prominent Philadelphia architect of the period, the book also offers an informative discussion on the principles and practices of practical home design and construction.
Designs and floor and ground plans for villas, cottages, and other residences are revealed in 122 detailed engravings, among them a six-room ornamental cottage (without bathroom facilities) for $1500; an elegant Elizabethan villa, with entry hall, library, china closet, and live bedrooms, for $27,000; and an ornate Gothic suburban residence complete with parlor, sitting room, dressing rooms, six bedrooms, and two bathrooms, at a cost of $33,000.
Invaluable to architects, preservationists, and home restorers, this authentic guide to a wealth of house styles from the late 1800's will also delight anyone intrigued by Victorian life.
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