Classic 2 Story Colonial House – Drafting/Design Project Description
This drafting activity can be drawn in CAD or with traditional drafting tools.
* Package includes 14 architectural drawings listed below. Time and ability may determine how many drawings each student will complete. It is not necessary to complete all 14 drawings.
* Included are detailed step by step graphic and written directions for drawing the floor plans and the front elevation. This 2 story house is 40’ wide x 30’ deep.
* Drafting paper downloads are included with a title block and border lines in legal size (8½”x 14”) format with a ¼” light gridded background.
* Drawings fit on 8½” x 14” legal size paper. The drawings will just fit very tightly on 8½” x 11” standard ¼” school graph paper. Larger size drafting paper can be used allowing more room for dimensions.
* Drafting level is for intermediate level drafting students. Beginner students will require help to complete this package. Modifications can be made such as: only requiring the simplified layout floor plans, omitting or simplifying the shutters, omitting the door details, or only drawing the front elevation and layout floor plans.
* Color renderings are made by shading in copies of the elevations and the floor plans with compatible colors.
* Design Project Ideas:
* Design alternate floor plans using the same size outer dimensions of 40’x 30’.
* Design an alternate second level with 4 bedrooms.
* Design alternate elevations.
The following scaled drawings are included with this package.
(Drawings have a light ¼” gridded background - Scale: ¼”=1’-0” - Paper Size 8½” x 14”)
1. First Floor Layout Plan – 1st floor plan with simplified dimensions
2. First Floor Dimension Plan – 1st floor plan with detailed dimensions
3. First Floor Furniture Plan – 1st floor plan showing a furniture layout
4. Second Floor Layout Plan – 2nd floor plan with simplified dimensions
5. Second Floor Dimension Plan – 2nd floor plan with detailed dimensions
6. Second Floor Furniture Plan – 2nd floor plan showing a furniture layout
7. Front Elevation – front elevation with foundation and dimensions
8. Rear Elevation – rear elevation with foundation and dimensions
9. Left Side Elevation – left side elevation with foundation and dimensions
10. Right Side Elevation – right side elevation with foundation and dimensions
11. Plot Plan + Rear Patio Plan + Front Entry Plan – detailed plans of these areas
12. Color Rendering of Front Elevation – front elevation rendering in color
13. Color Rendering of First Floor – 1st floor rendering in color with furniture
14. Color Rendering of Second Floor – 2nd floor rendering in color with furniture
We hope you get as much enjoyment with this drafting activity as we have creating it.
Tony and Linda Iorlano
Keywords: Drafting, CAD, Colonial House, Traditional Drafting, Floor Plan, Rendering, Furniture Plan, Two Story House