A Colonial revival style home made of red brick

Colonial Revival

Colonial Revival’s most common characteristics are found primarily in residence, churches and hotels. Its key architectural features are very simple forms with few colonial details consisting of brick, broken pediments, eight-over-eight sash windows, fanlights, sidelights, and shutters. Colonial Revival details can share similarities with Victorian, Post Victorian, and Neo-Classical architecture as seen in the Fleming house in Denver with its classical portico placement. However, Colonial Revival avoids the use of complicated asymmetrical shapes, Roman details and steep rooflines. Residence’s that demonstrate Colonial Revival elements are to be labeled as Colonial Revival architecture to avoid confusion


Colorado is home to three Colonial Revival buildings types that follow the 18th century Georgian and Federal style. In Denver, there are plenty of historic examples such as the First Baptist Church that was inspired by a Wren New England church and the famous Fleming House that follows the late Queen Anne style. Homes with simple gables and colonial elements are also scattered throughout Denver and the state.  


A Historic example of a colonial revival style home
A Two story colonial revival house made from brick
A smaller, vernacular example of colonial revival
Two story colonial style home with shutters

KEY FEATURES :

Broken Pediments

Eight-over-eight sash windows

Portico

Fluted, Doric and Corinthian Columns

Sidelights

Dormers or Eyebrow Dormers

Shutters