Following the Centennial Exhibition of 1876, Americans experienced a new sense of patriotism which was manifested through many aspects of their lives, including architecture. This style is referred to as Colonial Revival and was deeply integrated into architecture, including banks, churches and homes between 1870 and 1920. It is based upon the predominant style in America from around 1700 to 1830 when the colonists had declared independence from England.
In the early 20th century, the Colonial Revival and the Tudor Revival were the primary home designs in the U.S. In many parts of the country, especially in the South and the Southeast, it remains extremely popular. Modern builders continue to replicate this classic home style. Some of the common features of the Colonial Revival include:
Although the original Colonial Revivals were primarily white or off-white, many progressive home owners and builders are experimenting with color and texture. Exterior Portfolio™ by Crane offers an extensive line of product styles and colors that will allow you to express your own creativity with this classic American home style. Some ideas include:
Other versions of the colonial Revival include the Dutch Colonial and the Saltbox.