Georgian Federal Home STyle

The Georgian-Federal Home

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.

essential elements

Essential Style Elements

Georgian-Federal homes feature two-story symmetrical façades with five openings across both stories, a paneled front door in the center with elliptical transom
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.
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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 colors

Exterior Color Palette

  • WHite
  • sandtone color swatch option for andersen windows
  • Canvas
  • forest green color swatch option for andersen windows
    Forest Green
  • dove-gray color swatch option for andersen windows
    Dove Gray
  • red rock color swatch option for andersen windows
    Red Rock
  • Black

Interior Wood Species

  • Pine

Interior Stain Colors

  • honey swatch of interior stain options for andersen doors

Painted Interiors

  • WHite

Hardware Styles

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.


Double-Hung Hardware

Lock and Keeper in Bright Brass finish

Casement Windows Traditional Hardware

Casement Window

Traditional Folding Hardware in Distressed Bronze finish


Covington™ Door Hardware


Encino® Door Hardware

Hardware Finishes

  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Antique Brass
    Antique Brass
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Bright Brass
    Bright Brass
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Distressed Bronze
    Distressed Bronze
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Distressed Nickel
    Distressed Nickel
  • Andersen Windows Hardware Finishes Oil Rubbed Bronze
    Oil Rubbed Bronze

Grille Patterns


Andersen Windows Grilles Colonial Pattern


Pattern Book

More On This Home Style

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.
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