Georgian Style Architecture

Style Summary

American Georgian style architecture finds its roots in English Georgian architecture of the mid-17th century. The main characteristics derived from this influence are:

  • Palladian design and geometry
  • brick with contrasting sandstone
  • hipped roofs
  • personal residential scale

This style is typically simple, formal, and symmetrical. Windows usually align floor-to-floor. Three major roof forms dominate this style. The gambrel, hipped, and gabled roofs are found throughout the Eastern seaboard. In large southern homes brick was the most common building material and roofs were most often hipped.


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