The Georgian Revival Architectural Style

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Georgian Revival architectural style
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Keith Scribner founded and serves as principal of Scribner Investment Companies, www.Scribco.com, in Spokane, Washington. A business management and real estate professional with more than three decades of experience, Keith Scribner and his wife Leilani Scribner have spent their spare time renovating commercial buildings and working on restoration of a 1910 Georgian Revival home, which overlooks Spokane.

The Georgian Revival architectural style developed in the early 1900s, and it continued as a popular choice for residential buildings until the middle of the century. Inspired by classical and early Georgian or Colonial styles, the designs emphasized classical facades and featured elaborate entrances. The door was designated the center of focus, complete with an ornate entablature above.

Within many Georgian Revival homes, the symmetry of earlier styles is maintained. The central entrance opens to a main hall and stairway, windows are in line both vertically and horizontally, and gabled roofs are centered or evenly spaced. The revival style combines old-fashioned decorative touches with modern comfort.

As the middle of the 19th century approached, the style became more modest, and the traditional details were modernized; Corinthian pillars became basic beams and doorways were simplified, but the recognizable symmetry remained.

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