Southern Plantation Homes
Based on the gracious antebellum manors of the deep south, Plantation house plans reflect a combination of rural practicality & Neoclassical, Greek Revival, & Italianate styles. The very picture of southern hospitality, Plantation style house plans welcome visitors with soaring columned porches & galleries that may extend across the front or wrap around all four sides of the home. Tall French windows swing in to let breezes cool the interior, while wooden shutters filter the southern sunlight.
Henry McAlpin's home at Hermitage Plantation, built c. 1820. Henry McAlpin's 400-acre plantation was located on the Savannah River, just north of the city of Savannah--the heart of a rice-growing region. McAlpin was one of the wealthiest men in the South. He didn't just rely only on crops for his livelihood; he manufactured bricks, rice barrels, cast iron products and lumber, too. Examining the site plan of the Hermitage Plantation reveals a variety of buildings and industries.
Wade House, Huntsville vic., Madison County, Alabama. The brick columns exposed brick front are highly unusual. Most homes of the time were covered with "scored plaster" to resemble marble, and columns were made of wood. In Alabama, most antebellum columns encase whole tree trunks!
Wade House, Huntsville vic., Madison County, Alabama
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Elsing Green Plantation, rests along the Pamunkey River in King William Co., Virginia, near Richmond. The 18th-century plantation has been in continuous operation for more than 300 years. The exterior of the Queen Anne manor house is Flemish-bond brickwork, with its erection dating back to between 1715 & 1720. It is two-stories & U-shaped, with east & west wings jutting to the north. Doors on either side of the wing lead to a detached east dependency home & a west kitchen house.
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Long Branch Plantation in Millwood, Virginia, is named after the creek that runs through the property. Built on approximately 1000 acres by Robert Carter Burwell in 1811, it is a Federal style, two-story, Flemish bond, brick mansion. The symmetrical façade has seen little changes over the years. The belvedere & front & back porticos were added in 1845. The south portico boasts Ionic columns & the north portico has Tuscan columns. It was owned by the Burwell-Nelson family until 1957
Long Branch Plantation
Curles Neck Plantation on the James River in Henrico Col, Virginia has remained in active use for almost 400 years & remains a privately owned working farm. In the early 1670s, the property was owned by Nathaniel Bacon. The colonists in outlying locations came into conflict with the Colony's Royal Governor, Sir William Berkeley over taking reprisal action for alleged thefts by the Native Americans. In 1676, the tension erupted into a conflict between the colonists known as Bacon's Rebellion.