ARCHITECTURE – Certain styles of homes seem to demand a specific type of shutter. Although we always recommend you allow your own personal preference to prevail, we’ve provided an architectural style guide below. We suggest you consult with your architect or contractor, or call our Shutter Professionals for further assistance. Our most fervent wish is that you get the shutters you love.
A Georgian cottage. In 1714 Queen Anne died without heirs, the throne was offered to the nearest Protestant relative, George of Hanover, who became George I of England. Georgian England is the name given to the period ruled by the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover: George I, George II, George III, George IV (1714-1830). Early Georgian architecture has simplicity of form & mathematical proportions rather than the flamboyant style of previous Baroque period.
Palladian Window, slso called a “Venetian window” or a “serliana”, this was an essential ingredient for most neoclassical buildings. A window in three parts, with the central light rising taller to be rounded off in an arch and the two side lights flanked by pilasters and crowned by entablatures. Smooth, smart and satisfyingly symmetrical. Credit: Emma Kelly
Georgian Style Architecture Classic Georgian Style In timeless Georgian-style homes we find beautiful proportion and classic details. Learn how to recognize the features of these homes and how to update them!
Andrew Skurman Associates specialize in all the classical architectural traditions of French, Georgian, Neoclassical, Mediterranean, and country homes. There work is widespread and has graced countless magazine covers and pages. Andrew Skurman opened his namesake firm in 1992 and is based in San Francisco. They are full service, meaning they start a project from the ground up all the way to the finishing of the interiors.