Federal Revival Style Federalist architecture has its roots in England. It was favored in America during the late 1700s and early 1800s, although you'll see Federalist details in many homes today. Characteristics: -- Large and graceful two-story brick with massive chimneys -- Centered front door often sheltered by a portico and topped with a fan-shaped transom light -- Dentil moldings in the cornice and fan-shape or elliptical gable windows -- Palladian windows -- Oval rooms and recessed…

Exteriors: Housing Styles Explained

Federal Revival Style Federalist architecture has its roots in England. It was favored in America during the late 1700s and early 1800s, although you'll see Federalist details in many homes today. Characteristics: -- Large and graceful two-story brick with massive chimneys -- Centered front door often sheltered by a portico and topped with a fan-shaped transom light -- Dentil moldings in the cornice and fan-shape or elliptical gable windows -- Palladian windows -- Oval rooms and recessed…

Federal Architectural Style

Federal Architectural Style Is Contemporary European Trend

Federal Architectural Style

This grand style inspired by Roman classicism was America's first "national style." See examples of the federal architectural style and famous federal landmarks.

This grand style inspired by Roman classicism was America's first "national style." See examples of the federal architectural style and famous federal landmarks.

Federal Architecture | Philadelphia - Pennsylvania Hospital | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Federal Architecture | Philadelphia - Pennsylvania Hospital | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

FEDERAL/ADAMESQUE: 1790s-1820s. U.S. Originated in Pompeii Delicate detail and ornament, 12-over-12 windows, window in pediment, pilasters that create arcade, fan/transom lights around doorway.

FEDERAL/ADAMESQUE: 1790s-1820s. U.S. Originated in Pompeii Delicate detail and ornament, 12-over-12 windows, window in pediment, pilasters that create arcade, fan/transom lights around doorway.

Federal Architecture | Gardner-Pingree House (128 Essex Street), 1804

Federal Architecture | Gardner-Pingree House (128 Essex Street), 1804

Federal architecture: This grand style inspired by Roman classicism was America's first national style.

Federal Architecture

Federal architecture: This grand style inspired by Roman classicism was America's first national style.

Federal Architecture | Duncan McRoberts Associates – Traditional Architecture & Planning ...

Federal Architecture | Duncan McRoberts Associates – Traditional Architecture & Planning ...

Federal Architecture | Federal Style Patterns

Federal Architecture | Federal Style Patterns

The look: The Georgian and Federal architectural periods of the 1700s introduced ornate trim surrounding entry doors. Carved casing often flanked the door, which was topped with dentil molding and sometimes a keystone as a way to reinforce the symmetry. But keeping up the appearance of painted wood trim with details like the tiny notches of each dentil or concave fluting is a challenge. Worse, it's easy to spot flaws while standing at the door.  The shortcut: Polyurethane trim is the perf...

20 Easy Ways to Get Old-House Charm

The look: The Georgian and Federal architectural periods of the 1700s introduced ornate trim surrounding entry doors. Carved casing often flanked the door, which was topped with dentil molding and sometimes a keystone as a way to reinforce the symmetry. But keeping up the appearance of painted wood trim with details like the tiny notches of each dentil or concave fluting is a challenge. Worse, it's easy to spot flaws while standing at the door. The shortcut: Polyurethane trim is the perf...

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