Neo Colonial, 1895—1910

The era between the wane of Victorian exuberance and the rise of the academically correct Colonial Revival was one of design turmoil. The picturesque was no longer the prime objective of the architect. Restrained design, with classical details, became the norm. The Neo Colonial emerged at this time as a transition style, combining the forms of the early colonial era, the massing and asymmetry of late Victorian houses, with the details of classical revival styles. Neo Colonial pointed the way to the purer Colonial Revival style.

FORM: Victorian and colonial massing; bay windows.

ROOF: gable and gambral, closed pediments.

WINDOWS: Palladian, Romanesque, and double—hung, divided upper sash, plain lower sash.

MATERIALS: often a stone foundation to the water—table, brick to the second floor window sills, with stucco, siding or shingles to the save.

PORCHES: classical columns, ornamental balustrades often at both ground floor and flat roof edges.