Georgian Style

Georgian style began in London in the early 18th century — its name stems from the four King Georges who ruled England before 1830. The style is an English interpretation of the Renaissance, and Georgian houses in the USA from the exact same time are characterized by a bright exterior (including a pair of chimneys), ornately adorned entries and a grandeur befitting the wealthy members of society that constructed in the style. In England stone was favored for understanding details befitting the Renaissance and the excellent 16th-century Italian architect Andrea Palladio, but at the U.S. timber was more common than brick or stone for Georgian houses.

Witt Construction

Here we can see the symmetry, chimneys, intricate entrance and expansive scale, but also evident are dormers with pediments (semicircular ones, though triangular ones can also be common) and also a three-part window above the entrance, inspired by Palladio.

Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects

The symmetry, chimneys, entrance, dormers, three-part window and grandeur will also be in evidence in this house. 1 difference can be seen in the roof form; both hip roofs and gables are common with Georgian-style houses.

Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects

Here’s a view of this three-part window above the entry in the exact same house as above. Given the symmetry of exteriors, the plans follow suit, with circulation (like stairs) at the middle flanked by rooms on both sides.

Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc

Here’s a Georgian-style house rendered in stone. Each center feature (grand scale, thickness and ornate entry) can be found, as are dormers on the gable roof. Notice how the entrance detail is articulated as a semicircular pediment resting on pilasters.

Tucker & Marks

Georgian-style insides can exhibit the classical components that were embraced at the Renaissance and after in England; pilasters, arches, pediments, and dentil crown molding are observable within this ornate entry.

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