Townhouse Architectural styles

    • Federal

      • Time Period:  1780- 1830
      • Federal style is known for balance and symmetry as well as simple, smooth facades with thinner detailing such as panels and friezes. 





    • Greek Revival

      • Time Period:  1830-1850

      • Greek Revival style is known for imitating Greek motifs.  It is characterized by simple and bold architectural elements.  There is often a brownstone base with a brick upper façade and a medium height stoop.  A vertical paneled wood door is common.




    • Italianate

      • Time Period:  1840-1870
      • Italianate style is characterized by elaborate, bold, and projective ornaments, repetitive forms, and a full brownstone façade.  High and wide stoops with dramatic cast-iron handrails and round-headed double-leaf doors are popular.


    • Anglo-Italianate

      • Time Period:  1840-1860

      • Anglo-Italianate style is known for narrow width, rusticated brownstone basements with smooth brownstone or brick upper facades, and low stoops.  Round-headed, double-leaf wood doors are common.    



    • Victorian

      • Time Period:  1837-1901
      • Named after the Victorian era, Victorian style includes eclectic revivals of historic styles mixed with Middle East and Asian influences.  This style is known for complicated, asymmetrical shape, decorative trim, textured wall surfaces, and steep, often multi-faceted roofs.



                                  The Federal Style

                                  The Federal Style

                               The Greek Revival Style

                               The Greek Revival Style

                             Left: The Italianate Style                    Right: The Anglo-Italianate Style

                             Left: The Italianate Style

                      Right: The Anglo-Italianate Style

                                  The Victorian Style

                                  The Victorian Style