The Prairie School Influence on Mallard Homes

Mallard Homes offers three house plan groups – each with three different models which also have at least three different elevations. This gives you more than 27 different choices.

This is the last in the 3-part series of blogs that looks more closely at the architectural influence of each of the three house plan groups:

  • The Cottage Series
  • The Garden Series
  • The Village Series

In our last two blogs, we looked at the Cottage Series and the Garden Series, both of which have the American Craftsman influence. In this blog, we explore the Village Series, which has three floor plans:

  • The Adler
  • The Maher
  • The Stevens

The Prairie School Influence

lockwood glen houses for saleLike the two other home groups, the Village Series, takes its inspiration from a late 19th- and early 20th-century architectural style. This house plan group has the Prairie School influence. This type of architecture uses low-pitched roofs and wide overhanging eaves to create wide horizontal lines. The lines of the style evoke the feeling of the wide, flat, treeless expanses of America’s native prairie.  Study the front elevations of the models in the Village Series, and you will see the wide horizontal lines of the roofs and the wide overhangs in many of the models.

In our Village Series homes, we appropriate the careful design of the most minute detail and capitalize on open interior spaces that were the signatures of two prominent Chicago architects of the Prairie School, Adler and Maher.


Where to Find Mallard Homes in Franklin

Mallard Homes is building our historic homes in neighborhoods reminiscent of the classic American hometown, with the charm and styles of historic Southern neighborhoods. Please check our Lockwood Glen homes for sale as well as our Echelon at Lockwood Glen homes for sale.