So I am not entirely sure why, but Georgian (like from England) style is my most absolute favorite for architecture. I mean it is boxy and plain, but I don't know...I guess, to me, it looks prestigious and such. It is kind of foreboding to be completely honest with you. Does that make sense...who knows. But I love how it just looks all naturally old, even if you built it today you could still pull off the old world feel. I also can't get enough of the pediments over the doors and all the windows...oh and best of all, Georgian houses typically have colored doors. Hello blue door.
This is a Georgian house...OK more like a mansion, but I wouldn't be caught dead turning this sucker down.
Here are some characteristics of Georgian architecture:
- painted and panelled walls
- interior molding
- dentil molding (looks sort of like teeth...you can see it in the picture above: right under the roof line)
- raised panel shutters
- boxy: for better insulation
- chimneys flanking the sides
- unadorned window aperatures
- pilasters (which are the faces of columns attached to walls for decorative effect)
Are you in love? I know I am. One day, I will live in one...I promise.
So imagine opening my blue door and walking into my really awesome Georgian house and you see this in the entryway!
Why hello beautiful chairs. Get out of town because you are too good for the best of us!