Greek revival architecture began in America as a snub to Britain and to pay homage to the spirit of democracy. This style was first seen in Philadelphia, however in later years it became a popular on Southern plantations. Tall columns and pediments, painted plaster exterior, horizontal transoms, symmetrical shape, bold moldings and embellishments are all key to the style.
Cape Cod-style architecture, complete with gables, columned porches and wood shingle siding, gives this home a stately, traditional presence. Meanwhile, the red front door turns the entry into a focal point.
Grand columns and dignified lion statues flank the entrance to the front porch, offering a sophisticated first impression. Beautiful front doors with wrought iron detailing provide an elegant entry into the home.
Light blue siding updates the exterior of this traditional home in Louisville, Ky. Beautiful white columns give the home a plantation-style feel, and a large front porch is perfect for relaxing afternoons.
A sleek pool, spiral staircase and welcoming back porch are among the custom features that make this home's rear elevation unique. Stately columns separate upstairs and downstairs balconies that maximize the home's outdoor living space.
Three spring green Adirondack chairs offer a pleasant place to perch on this covered terrace. The color is repeated in the traditional home's interior. Cape Cod-inspired architectural details include shingle siding and columned porches.
A thin brick deck surrounds this classic backyard pool, which is nestled into a neatly landscaped courtyard. A columned porch overlooks the scene, and a built-in fire pit provides a great spot for poolside conversation.
Built in 1905, this two-story masonry house outside of Chicago had a lot going for it before its renovation. The residence featured numerous architectural details designed by turn-of-the-century architect Frederick Lehmer, including beautiful wood carvings that sat atop masonry columns on the porch. However, the home’s original porch steps made it difficult to enter – one of the main reasons the homeowners decided to remodel. They wanted the front porch rebuilt and a large porch landing constructed, yet they also wanted to maintain the historical character of their home.
Leading up to the front door of this home is a stone path that seamlessly blends in with the home's natural surroundings. The front porch boasts beamed timber columns that add a charming cottage feel to the home.
A traditional-style fireplace sets the stage in this cozy living room. On top of the mantel, a pair of fluted columns reach up to the ceiling. Matching columns also frame the French doors that lead out to the screened porch. Two neutral loveseats face one another to make entertaining easy. A brown tufted ottoman sits in between a set of upholstered armchairs and a rich wood coffee table.
Bold-white structural details on the portico of this ranch home define its contemporary style. Subtle colors allow the columns on the porch to take center stage while simple, glass-paned windows break up the gray siding color.
This rustic cabin features natural hardwood columns, a fantastic attached porch built of stone and gorgeous landscaping complete with a pathway and shrubbery. Enjoy a dinner for two on the picnic table on the grass and toast to a wonderful day at your wooded paradise.