Georgian House PlansGeorgian architecture was the style of the 18th century. The Georgian house plan style was relatively common from Maine through the southern states. Georgian architecture is characterized by its proportion and balance. Simple mathematical ratios were used to determine the height of a window in relation to its width or the shape of a room as a double cube. The most common building materials used are brick or stone. Commonly used colors were red, tan, or white. However, modern day Georgian style homes use a variety of colors. Common features of Georgian style houses are:
A Georgian-style house plan usually has a formally-defined living room, dining room and family room. The bedrooms are typically on the second floor. They also have one or two chimneys that can be very large.
Georgian house interior's, emphasize an elegant sense of proportion. The fireplace is the heart of the room. Rooms are airy and light, and color schemes pale. Wood floors, wainscot wood paneling, chair railing, base and crown molding, crystal chandeliers and dramatically swaged draperies reminiscent of Scarlet's dress made from Tara's draperies are all elements of Georgian style.
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