The closely related Georgian and Federal styles have lent a great deal to the history of American housing. Georgian style, named for King George III, became popular in New England in the late 1700s. It was at the beginning of a period of increasing wealth for the colonists and their homes became bigger and more comfortable. By the late 1700s, the Georgian style became more refined and evolved into the Federal style. Our home is inspired by the early Federal period with a decorative entranceway and elliptical transoms.
The Georgian-Federal Home
Essential Style Elements
window, engaged columns and entablature. They commonly include a medium-pitched gambrel or hipped roof, occasionally crowned with a balustrade. Classical cornices are commonly adorned with medallions, dentils or other mouldings and carvings. At least two chimneys are placed on either side of the central hall or at the ends of the home.
Exterior Color Palette
Interior Wood Species
Interior Stain Colors
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.
Lock and Keeper in Bright Brass finish
Traditional Folding Hardware in Distressed Bronze finish
Covington™ Door Hardware
Encino® Door Hardware
Oil Rubbed Bronze
More On This Home Style
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