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Greek Revival became popular in the US in the 1800's. Many early public buildings show Greek Revival characteristics, such as columns, symmetrical design, and hidden, understated windows. Many argue that there is very little difference between Greek Revival and classic Colonial styles. The main difference is that houses that have an overall appearance similar to a Greek temple are considered Greek Revival.
key features: • Symmetrical • Columns • Small hidden windows • Reminiscent of Greek temple
suggested stair systems: • Sheraton • Hampton • Box Newels
Usually covering an entire city block, Brownstones became popular in Eastern cities like New York in the early 1800's. The gained their name as many were trimmed with chocolate sandstone, otherwise called Brownstone. Primarily constructed of brick, they take on characteristics of the cities in which they are built. However, designs remain consistent with flat roofs, simple windows, and multiple stories.
key features: • Brick construction • Flat roof design • Simple windows • Multiple stories
suggested stair systems: • Traditional • Hampton • Box Newels • Iron
The raised ranch, or Rambler style homes became popular in the 1950's. The key element was a raised basement that allowed for more natural light and split the living space in two. The layout was thought to keep heavy traffic out of the living space of the home. Architectural elements included many windows, a separated floor plan, and traditional styling.
key features: • Split-level design • Traditional styling • Greater light to lower story
suggested stair systems: • Mission • Iron
Many 1950's Ramblers are being
updated around the US. The split-level design allows for a variety of layout designs and a new statement staircase.
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