The Philadelphia Georgian residential style home was originated in the 1700’s. The most elaborate houses in the Colonies were built in Philadelphia. Most were of masonry construction and quite ambitious in scale. This particular Philadelphia Georgian style home was built of brick, a Spanish Tiled Hip roof and embellished with stucco to resemble finished stone.
Typically Georgian details include a Palladian window in the center of the pedimented pavilion and Doric pilasters flanking the doorway. Above the doorway is a Fine fanlight*.
|The Economics of this Augusta Home:|
|Estimated Cost: $800,000|
|Taxes: $900 mo|
|Total avg*: $4300 a month with a 4% interest rate|
Architectural Home Style Terms:
Palladian Window – a large window consisting of a central arched section flanked by two narrow rectangular sections
Pediment – a triangular area on the face of a building below the roof, above an entrance
Pavilion – porch or entrance
Doric –one of Three ancient Greek or classical architectural orders most recognized by its simple circular capitals at the top of columns
Pilasters – nothing more than a column cut in half and then placed against the wall. It is not a load-bearing
Fine- of high quality
*Partial text by: A.G. Smith, The American House Styles of Architecture, 1983
*Total avg is not the actual amount a month ever loan is different. Speak with lender for specific amount