Georgian style architecture is one of our area’s most consistently popular styles. It’s typically characterized by its consistent proportion and balance and an adherence to symmetry. These houses are occasionally constructed with siding, stone or stucco, but Georgian usually means brick and more often than not, red brick with white painted wood trim. A typical Georgian house would have a side-gabled or hip roof, sometimes with dormers and a symmetrical arrangement of windows and doors on the front façade. Often times 5 bays across with a center door, commonly featuring a pediment and maybe columns at the front entrance. Other consistently utilized details are multi-paned, double-hung “sash” windows, with small, evenly divided panes, a dentiled cornice, decorative quoins at the corners of the structure and keystones above windows.
On the interior, plaster and painted wood moldings are often used extensively throughout the home. It’s not uncommon for the walls to be literally covered from floor to ceiling with some form of trim-raised paneling, picture rails, cornices, crown molding, base, window and door casing, dentil blocks, pediments, wainscoting, elaborate door headers, both simple and ornately detailed mantles and bold staircases are just some of the features you might find on the interior of a classic Georgian home.
This information box about the author only appears if the author has biographical information. Otherwise there is not author box shown. Follow YOOtheme on Twitter
or read the blog