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What is a Georgian style home?

Georgian houses are characterized by their: Rigid symmetry in building mass as well as window and door placement. Brick, stone, or stucco (brick is most predominantly used) Hip roofs, sometimes with dormers. Window decorative headers.

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Besides, what is the difference between Georgian and Federal style?

The Federal style has many of the same elements of the Georgian style - symmetry, classical details and a side gabled roof - yet it is different in its ornamentation and sophistication. Federal details are more delicate, slender and finely drawn than their Georgian counterparts and may feature swags, garlands and urns.

Similarly, what is the difference between Victorian and Georgian houses? Edwardian homes tend to be shorter than equivalent Victorian residences, partly because the middle classes who lived in these homes had less of a need for servants, unlike the Georgian the Victorian generations before them. Gone were the cellars and the second floors, but in came larger halls and spacious gardens.

Similarly, you may ask, how can you tell if a house is Georgian?

  1. Townhouses were arranged over three or four storeys.
  2. Sash windows with smaller panes – tall windows on the first two floors and smaller windows on the top storeys.
  3. Symmetrical flat exterior and balanced interior layout.

Where are Georgian houses found?

A classic example of a Georgian with brick detail is Westover Plantation in Charles City County, Virginia. It is a house of exquisite proportions and detail built on the bank of the James River in Charles City County. Locally, a modest example of the style, built in the 1920s, is found at #10 Kalorama Circle NW.

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