Butterfly plan

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A butterfly plan is a nineteenth-century plan where two or four wings of a house are constructed at an angle to the core, usually at approximately 45 degrees to the wall of the core building.[1] Used primarily during late Victorian and early Arts and Crafts movements. It is also known as a 'double suntrap'.[2] Norfolk has several houses of this type.

Notable Arts and crafts examples:


  1. ^ English Heritage Online thesaurus butterfly plan
  2. ^ English Heritage Online thesaurus double suntrap
  3. ^ Drury, Michael (2000), Wandering Architects: In Pursuit of the Arts and Crafts Ideal, Shaun Tyas. ISBN 190028913X
  4. ^ Cantor, Leonard (1998), Historic Country Houses in Leicestershire and Rutland. Kairos Press. ISBN 1871344182

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