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Georgia Revival

Richmond Hill, Georgia

CLASSIC REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE AND THE LOWCOUNTRY VERNACULAR supplied the inspiration for this Ford Plantation residence. The result is a wood and masonry version of an ancient temple form; the dwelling’s dominant brick fa├žade transitions to clapboard siding at the receding wings. Historical Concepts approached the design of the home from a generational standpoint, considering how it may have evolved over time. While the central mass represents a more formal, period home, the addition of two wings brings in indigenous Lowcountry flavor. The glass-enclosed breezeway effect of the flanking wings downplays the home’s scale. Throughout the home, details reminiscent of the Revival periods blend with local architectural traditions, creating a home that is equally sophisticated as it is familiar.

~ Shutze Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art ~

GREEK REVIVAL DETAILS at the main mass of the home, such as the Greek key adorning the frieze and the Doric portico, are offset by the more vernacular treatment of the service and master wings.

CAREFUL STUDY OF SCALE AND PROPORTION was applied
to the front door, the architectural gem of this home.

DORIC COLUMNS support a classical portico. Repeated on the interior, they define the entry gallery.

A barreled, cypress ceiling accentuates
the great room’s volume and light.

THE MASTER BEDROOM features generously proportioned trim. Greek pilasters flank its windows to frame views of the lake beyond.