Georgian Federal Home Style

Overview

In the late 1700s, Georgian style marked a time of reformation of the American house from being simply utilitarian and functional to one that was stylized, stately, spacious and comfortable. Its roots were in Classical Roman Architecture. Federal style was a continuation of this movement, but was identifiable by greater attenuation and refinement of many details.


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  • A variation of Colonial architecture
  • Tall double-hung windows Simple window combinations
  • Multiple divided lights with rectangular grilles

Colors & Finishes

During the Georgian era, white windows and white trim were most common. More recently, the color scheme has become more varied. Window sash and adjacent trim traditionally match, although contrasting colors are also acceptable.
Georgian Federal Home Style Window Color Finishes

Color Combinations

Follow the color combination matrix below to mix and match the color palette in the Georgian Federal style and create your exterior window options. Andersen A-Series exterior trim is available in 11 colors, so you can match or complement your window and door colors to create a variety of looks. With E-Series/Eagle products, match existing interiors with virtually any wood species in a range of finishes. Or choose a custom stain for an exact match.
Georgian Federal Home Style Window Color Combinations

Trim

Georgian Federal style windows typically have a 4 1/2" flat board trim on the sides and the head with a 2" sill nose. The head trim typically has a substantial cornice. 


To achieve that authentic Georgian Federal styling, or to create a variance all your own, A-Series products provide a choice of three exterior trim profiles and three head trim options; with 11 colors to choose from. For a historically accurate look, our E-Series/Eagle windows and doors are available with up to 5 1/2" flat trim and comes in 50 exterior colors, custom colors, and anodized finishes.

Georgian Federal Home Style Exterior Trim

Hardware

Window hardware of the Georgian Federal era married the ideal "Early American" aesthetic with the latest in Victorian technology. As a result, Georgian Federal era hardware is conservative yet refined, and simple yet elegant. Cast iron, brass and bronze are common.


The earliest colonial door hardware was hand-forged iron and featured graceful curves and curled ends. Andersen offers a choice of hardware styles that complement Georgian Federal style homes. Both Covington® and Encino® hardware styles offer the more formal, graceful lines of the style period. Both are made of solid, forged brass and are available in a range of finishes.

Georgian Federal Home Style Window Door Hardware

Pattern Book

Pattern books from the Andersen Style Library present quintessential details of the most popular American architectural styles, with an emphasis on window and door design. The result of years of research, they exist to make it easier to create homes with architectural authenticity. Get the Georgian Federal Home Style Pattern Book.


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