Greenwich, CT consistently ranks as one of the wealthiest towns in the United States. The name “Greenwich” itself even commands power, just like places like Beverly Hills and Palm Beach. The area is quite well-known for its array of impressive and stately homes.
The town of Greenwich is home to some of the most awe-inspiring colonial, shingle-style, Tudor, and English architecture in the country! Some say the homes throughout Greenwich embody the idea of the classic suburban American neighborhood.
A colonial-style home is one that has a simple rectangular shape overall. The front entrance door is centered on the home and the windows are mirrored on either side. The windows themselves usually have multi-paned glass, adding to the symmetrical feel of the home. Most tend to be two stories and many feature grand fireplaces in the main living area. The colonial-style home was inspired by the building designs in Great Britain during the 1600s and 1700s. This style of home has become popular throughout communities up and down the east coast of the United States.
Shingle-style architecture is much more ornamental than colonial-style homes. Shingle-style homes are large in size, many even expanding up to three stories. The siding is commonly made of cedar shake shingles, placed in a way that they add tons of texture and curb appeal to the home. The roofing of shingle-style homes is tall and grand, giving the home a very pronounced and authoritative look.
Tudor homes have been popular throughout Greenwich and the rest of the United States for centuries. They all share the same common features: a steeply pitched roof, front-facing cables, and a half brick and half timber-framed facade. Though Tudor-style homes hit their peak popularity in the 1920s, they can still be seen throughout neighborhoods today.
Characteristically, English-style homes (also known as Victorian homes) are filled with rich details. The elegant designs and beautiful architecture create homes that one can only dream of! This style of home features bold trim work, tons of wood milled accents, and details in every single nook and cranny.
Regardless of the house style that has caught your eye, rely on JMKA architects to create the home of your dreams! Our architectural design professionals can ensure your home embodies the style you love, includes all the details you want, and improves your functionality and storage needs. When it comes to cohesive, functional, and beautiful home design, there is no one else to choose in the Greenwich, CT area but the team at JMKA architects.
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