Colonial Revival

The Colonial Revival style emerged in the early 1880s. There are many identifying features which typically include a gabled roof, large porches, symmetrical facades, and red Flemish brick walls. The entry may have sidelights, transoms or fanlights over the front door, and pediments supported by pilasters that extend forward and are supported on columns to form an entry porch. Rectangular, double hung windows with straight heads, splayed lintels and multiple panes are symmetrically placed in the facade. Structures may include bay windows or louvered shutters and there is often a grand staircase.

The Colonial Revival style borrowed heavily from earlier architecture, particularly the Georgian style which is why it is sometimes called the Neo-Georgian style. It was largely a product of the new pride in American’s past and a growing interest in preservation. The Colonial Revival style was the domain of fashionable architectural firms and was the favorite for large homes of wealthy clients.