A very compact design for a storybook cottage, an american housing style prevalent in the 1920's to 1930's. Pencil sketches, mostly HB, about 9 inches wide, second floor and other elevations to be designed, possible basement with additional rooms.
Is the storybook look influenced by anything? I might be seeing things or over-thinking, but there appears to be elements of Tudor-era building technique as well as an almost Gothic method of internal space allocation. Not to mention the seemingly Netherlands inspired roof-line that becomes obvious through further inspection. But I could just be over analyzing things (stupid architectural history class).
hendricksarch.com/index.php/st… This is the original storybook home. It was built by a hollywood guy, maybe a set designer guy I think. It is similar to tudor, but more playful and eccentric. This home was published and had a major influence on small home design from 1926 up until WW2. Nothing particularly Gothic about the interior. Roof line is certainly reminiscent of Northern Europe, France, Netherlands, etc.
HMMM Gothic cathedral builders wanted to lighten up the interior and build soaring high ceilings. Of course, huge walls of stained glass let in an unearthly beautiful mystical light. Very different then previous byzantine and romanesque architecture. Emphasis was on verticality, and sculptural stonework. Floor plans of medieval homes were totally different than modern houses of course, no real comparison.