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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fun with floor plans

Fantasy Floorplans is the brainchild of Brandi Roberts, an artist who does drafting the old-fashioned way...with pen and paper. Roberts creates fictional floor plans from your favorite TV shows on archival matte paper, which are printed in blue ink to look like real blueprints. They are available in a range of sizes and prices and are currently featured on fab.com.

According to the company website, Roberts is from Columbia, South Carolina, and works as a full-time artist. She has a degree in Interior Design but her love of house plans is nothing new. She has been drawing them since she was seven years old. Her company was born out of her love of drawing, pop culture and television. She has created more than 100 floor plans for fictional homes, capturing the evolution of the American home over the past seven decades.

From the 1950s, Roberts offers plans of the Father Knows Best residence of Margaret and Jim Anderson, the I Love Lucy first and second New York City apartments of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, as well as their country estate. She also has plans for the Leave It to Beaver Grant Avenue residence of June and Ward Cleaver.

From the 1960s, you can find the I Dream of Jeannie residence of Major Tony Nelson, the Andy Griffith Show residence of Aunt Bee, Andy and Opie Taylor, and the Bewitched Morning Glory Circle residence of Samantha and Darrin Stephens.

If 1970s retro is your thing, Roberts has you covered with The Brady Bunch residence of Carol and Mike Brady, the All in the Family residence of Edith and Archie Bunker, the Good Times apartment of Florida and James Evans, the basement apart of Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney from Laverne & Shirley, the Little House on the Prairie home of Caroline and Charles Ingalls, the Sanford & Son residence of Fred and Lamont Sanford, The Mary Tyler Moore Show apartment of Mary Richards, the Three's Company apartment of Jack Tripper, Janet Wood and Chrissy Snow, The Jefferson's apartment of Louise and George Jefferson and The Waltons home of Olivia and John Walton.

Later decades include floor plans from shows such as The Golden Girls, The Cosby Show, Seinfeld, Friends, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, The Simpsons, Dexter and Mad Men. A complete list is available on the Fantasy Floorplans site.

From fantasyfloorplans.com and fab.com


I Love Lucy 
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Leave It to Beaver
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Bewitched
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6 comments:

  1. I used to like looking through the pages of floor plans in different home design magazines as a kid and visualizing the layout, the blue prints reminded me of the comic strip "The Family Circus" the ones depicting the blonde haired son retracing his footsteps through the house. I took drafting for a semester in high school and got a decent grade but I preferred the hands on building aspect more. I've always liked blueprints as art they are like old maps just black(blue) and white and simple. I've been trying to dig up topographical maps of some of the places I've been to and now maybe I'll see if I can find blueprints for some of the historical or landmark buildings also.

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    1. It would be really cool if you found blueprints for some of the places you've visited. That would make them even more of a conversation piece in your home. I had never thought about blueprints as art before, but then I had never thought about patent applications as art either till last year, and now my daughter has a business selling them. Both are great ideas.

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  2. I draw floor plans of houses from magazine articles, but not as beautiful as these, what an inspired thing to do!

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    1. These really are beautiful. How cool that you draw them too.

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  3. I think the floor plan I would really like is Mary Tyler Moore. I always admired her pluck and enjoyed the show and I thought her single girl apartment was the epitome of cool!

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    1. I remember when everybody wanted to be an independent woman like Mary Tyler Moore or Marlo Thomas on "That Girl." :)

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