Greek Revival Houses

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A taste for all things Greek in furniture and interior design. Greek Revival homes feature a symmetrical, formal shape. 

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Greek Revival

A Greek Revival Expansion

Although this Greek Revival needed a major overhaul, a professional couple looking for a weekend getaway fell in love with the historic 120-acre farm complete with pond, open fields, and evergreen forest.

Architect Sandy Vitzthum worked with Bob and Suzanne Griffiths to renovate this enchanting farmhouse in Craftsbury, Vermont.

Something Old, Something New for a Vermont Farmhouse

Upon purchasing an old house, you become stewards of that building—preserving, restoring, and maintaining the authenticity of the structure for future generations. But what do you do when all or half of the original structure has been severely altered over the years, rendering a characterless shell? Why, you create a new old house, of course. This is precisely what Bob and Suzanne Griffiths chose to do with their Greek Revival farmhouse that had gone through some pretty unappealing changes over the years.

The 20' columns and classical façade of Chadsworth Cottage make it a Figure Eight Island landmark.

Chadsworth Cottage

Some houses speak to us. Their voices are honest, eloquent, and deeply resonant. They communicate in a language that is grounded in our architectural history and an authentic local dialect.

With a nod to agrarian buildings in the are, Murray chose a lead-coated copper roof for the farmhouse's porch.

Farmhouse Retreat in the Country

Gertrude Stein once wrote, "A house in the country is not the same as a country house." It is a subtle distinction that architect John B. Murray can appreciate. Shortly after founding his New York-based architectural firm, John B. Murray Architect, LLC, in 1997, Murray and his family were seeking just the sort of country house Stein had in mind.

When Shepard is entertaining summer guests, the butler's pantry between the kitchen and dining room is the perfect spot to set up the bar.

Massachusetts Farmhouse

Rita Shepard had been looking for years for an old house in her childhood summer haven of Marblehead, Massachusetts, but could not find a farmhouse she was truly happy with.

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A Simply Beautiful American Greek Revival

It may be true that "the devil is in the details," but when Manhattan architect Gil Schafer III began planning his new weekend house in Dutchess County, New York, he knew that selecting architecturally appropriate details for his chosen American Greek Revival design was just one of many necessities.

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