Georgian style


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Georgian style

Georgian architecture: example of a doorway
Georgian architecture: typical façade
In Great Britain, the term “Georgian” is usually applied to the prevailing architectural style during the reigns of George I through George IV, from 1714 to 1830; derived from classical, Renaissance, and Baroque forms. In America, it is applied to a similar architectural style that emerged about 1700 and flourished until about 1780. Georgian architecture is often characterized by a rectangular plan, often with symmetrical wings flanking each side; a symmetrical brick or stone façade; pedimented gable; projecting central pavilion or a portico often with two-story columns; monumental pilasters extended the full height of the façade; a belt course; a slate-shingled hipped roof (often truncated and enclosed with a balustrade); a decorated classical cornice; five-ranked rectangular double-hung windows; lintels above rectangular windows; front windows on the ground floor, often pedimented; frequently a Palladian window; an elaborate front entrance; either a single door or a double door, with multiple panels in each leaf; often decoratively crowned; a pediment over the door; often, a projecting hood above the door; a fanlight or transom light above the door, often with sidelights on each side of it; decorative pilasters or engaged columns flanking the doorway. In elegant homes, the front door opened into a spacious entrance hall.
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There are also 12 bedrooms and an attic room Marchwiel Hall, Wrexham, is a Grade II listed property built in the Georgian style in 1840, replacing an 18th century building.
The accommodation includes a Georgian style sitting room, dining hall with fabulous timber beams, panelling and fireplace.
The impression is that the architect responsible had no true understanding or love of Georgian style.
Disaster struck in 1899 when fire ripped through it but it was splendidly redesigned in Georgian style.
This sensitive new build project was designed to include a combination of Georgian style sash windows and margin pattern doors.
Grange House is going on the market at pounds 695,000 after a neighbouring one-off Georgian style property, Orchard House, 200 yards from Brunswick Gate, sold "off plan" in April for pounds 625,000.
In Philadelphia James Porteus designed a new Christ Church, completed in 1731 and the most ornate example of the Georgian style in America.
The property was built in 2004 by its current owners - who wanted to reflect a Georgian style adding in a wealth of charm and character alongside high spec fixtures and fittings which include a sound system in every room.
The house has a Georgian style front entrance door with inset opaque leaded glazed panel with matching side and top screens.
GEORGIAN STYLE The five-bedroom home at Woolsington includes a coach house and stables with planning permission for conversion
The house has a wooden entrance door with two Georgian style windows, and a roomy hallway with a staircase leading to the galleried landing.

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