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1885 - 1925: Neoclassical House Styles

Architects Return to Classical Ideals

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Refined, orderly, and symmetrical, Neoclassical houses borrow ideas from Classical Greece and Rome. Read below for facts about Neoclassical styles.
Neoclassical homes romanticize the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome.

Neoclassical homes romanticize the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome.

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The word Neoclassical is often used to describe an architectural style, but Neoclassicism is not actually any one distinct style. Neoclassicism is a trend, or approach to design, that can describe several very different styles. Regardless of the style, a Neoclassical house is always symmetrical with windows equally balanced on each side of the door. Neoclassical houses often have columns and pediments.

A Neoclassical house may resemble any of these historic styles:

Antebellum houses are often Neoclassical. Beaux Arts is also a Neoclassical style.

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