One of the most classic, unpretentious house styles is the Colonial. Stately and distinguished, rather than cute or cottage like, the Colonial’s genetic code of traditional traits is easily recognizable.
Colonial homes are symmetrical, where each side is a mirror image of the other. Decorative elements are restrained and drawn from Greek and Roman classical architecture. The entry is generally very obvious with a large door, transom, sidelights, hood, or even a portico.
Other design fundamentals may include classical columns, two-story pilasters, quoins at corners, dentil trim under eaves, or Palladian windows. The entrance is centered and accented with columns, pilasters, pediment, and may be hooded to create a covered porch. Symmetrical windows may have crossheads and wide trim and/or shutters.
Take a look at the different products below that would add to the stately and distinguished look of any Colonial style home.