The Roman “Classical Revival” began in the XVI Century with Palladio’s creative archeological adaptations of Roman antiquity—of which colonial America’s robust, but quirky, British “Georgian” was a part. At the time of independence, the noble ideals of Roman republicanism were reimagined in America’s political philosophy and in America’s architecture, especially around the government centers of the mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. These stately Roman forms, dignified symmetries, and compositional grandeurs inspired a particular greatness in the young American republic.
It should be noted that that America’s classicism was refined through the influence of our French allies in the War for Independence. And yet, American classicism did not accept the imperial influence of Napoleon—even though we find touches of Empire style in our Federal style; American classicism welcomed the democratic influence of Greek antiquity popularized in the period through political association with Greek democracy and in the archeological discoveries of Greek architecture, especially after America’s rejection of British influence following the War of 1812. You will see various adaptations of Classical Revival in the four line illustrations shown here.
Among the Classical Revival style’s foremost practitioners were Wm. Jay; Benj. Latrobe; Robt. Mills; Wm. Thorton; and our third president, Thos. Jefferson whose unique classical style became known as Jeffersonian.
Great Room: 18’-0”” x 24’-0”
Country Kitchen: 18’-0”” x 24’-0”
Master Bedroom: 18’-0” x 14’-6”
Master Bath: 9’-0” x 9’-0”
Bedroom (2): 10’-0” x 12’-4”
Bathroom: 18’-6” x 6’-0”
Family Room: 18’-0”” x 24’-0” (unfinished in this plan)
Guest Suite: 18’-0”” x 24’-0” (unfinished in this plan)
Stair Hall: 18’-0” x 17’-6”
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