Georgian


Georgian architecture was the type of style most prominent in English speaking countries between 1720-1840 in most English-speaking regions.

The styles that resulted from this time period can fall within several categories such as Gothic, Chinoiserie and Palladia architecture. Greek revival was included in many of these designs. Later Georgian architecture is often associated with its balance and equal proportioning. Mathematical ratios were used to find placements and dimensions of windows, doors and more in relation to the building or room as a whole. Perfectly laid out, symmetrical and approved buildings were considered "regular, as lack of symmetry was considered a deep flaw. The regularity and uniform of houses along a street was a desirable feature in which Georgian houses helped accommodate. The most commonly used materials were brick and stone, in colors of white, tan or red. Modern day Georgian homes tend to display a variety of colors.