The extravagant courtyard features a Grecian style pool with water features splashing into the sides and connected to a hot tub. Large shrubs and trees act as privacy walls, while a dining area is covered by the second story patio. Comfortable lounge seating is poolside.
Imperial Staircase Adds Drama to Greek Revival-Style Foyer
Jaws will definitely drop when guests see the imperial staircase in this Greek Revival-style foyer. Carved wooden banisters have a dramatic effect as they climb towards the home's second level, which includes four bedroom suites, a game room, home office and bar.
Greek Revival-Style Foyer With Carved Double Doors, Chandelier
The entrance to this mansion is just as elegant as you'd expect, with two-story windows that overlook the perfectly manicured grounds. A large, traditional chandelier fills out the space overhead, while glossy tile floors lead to the imperial staircase.
How pretty is this outdoor space? On their way to the pool, the owners and their guests can pass under a pergola covered with greenery. Stone columns and a patterned walkway give the space a distinct Greek Revival feel that complements the main house.
A gold freestanding claw foot tub fills the center of this Grecian bathroom. Venetian plastered purple walls and a hand-painted ceiling that depicts Greek gods overlook a large gold mirror with two candle-bearing wall sconces.
A stunning grand foyer greats you as you enter this home. Look up to see the impressive domed chandelier, balcony and staircase done in wrought iron. The Corinthian columns tie it all together into a truly remarkable and elegant space.
Grounds & Exterior: Classic Revival in Belvedere, Calif.
This three-level home, with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space, was originally built circa 1904 by C.O. Perry, a wealthy San Francisco banker. The home underwent a $30 million restoration to retain its original architectural detail while bringing the property into the 21st century. Secluded on Belvedere Island's southeastern crest, the Greek Revival-style masterpiece offers unobstructed 270-degree views that encompass the San Francisco city skyline, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Angel Island and the picturesque waters of the bay.
This luxurious neoclassic bathroom in Santa Ana Heights, Calif., boasts a gigantic Roman tub, a flat screen TV with retractable art, custom chandeliers and shagreen front vanity cabinets with durable Caesarstone counter tops.
Blue Neoclassical Master Bathroom With Mosaic Ceiling
This master bath is centered around a Roman tub with a mosaic surround with detailing, which echoes the mosaic half-dome ceiling overhead. Blue polished plastic walls are hand-stenciled in a French neoclassic design.
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.