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From Old Louisville to Cherokee Park or anywhere historical preservation is in action, we’ve helped homeowners with their window and door decisions. Trust the knowledge of our design consultants to help you identify and preserve the key features of your unique home. And trust our partners, such as Marvin Windows and Doors, to build your window or door to exacting specifications.
The brief primer on architectural styles below is designed to get the ball rolling to help you identify your home and its unique architectural features. For a complete evaluation of your home, contact us for an in-home consultation.
(1780s to 1850s)
Dutch Colonial, German Colonial, French Colonial, Colonial Cape Cod, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival
Classical symmetry, transom lights, pilasters around door, fanlight over door, palladian window transom or rectanglar transom over door with two sidelites, double-hung sash windows, square or rounded columns.
Italianate, Second Empire, Stick, Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, Folk Victorian
Tall, narrow windows commonly arched or rounded at top, elaborate wrap-around porch with decorative columns, rounded arches over entryways, bay windows, turrets, sash windows, fish-scale siding.
Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Beaux Arts, Neoclassical Revival, Italian Renaissance, Spanish Revival
A revival of historic architectural traditions, these styles generally looked to the past for inspiration and focused on staying accurate to a certain style as opposed to borrowing from various styles.
Craftsman Bungalow, Prairie, Foursquare, Art Deco and Modern
Low-pitched gable roofs, overhanging eves, 4-over-1 or 6-over-1 sash windows, ribbon windows (3-over-1), tapered columns, open floor plans, boxy shape, central dormer.
Newer homes blend historical styles and features into creative designs.
These styles represent a loosely interpreted revival of historical styles mixed with modern construction techniques. Many designs utilize a wide variety of historic forms that are simplified and mixed into the architecture.
1700s to current
A-Frame, Log or Timber Homes and other unique styles.
Generally designed to take advantage of beautiful views, these custom styles generally feature large expanses of glass to bring the outdoors in and materials such as wood and steel that fit well within the home’s natural environment.