Vernacular Greek RevivalPlan SL-170

SL-170

Plan Details

BASICS

  • 3 actual,4 possible
  • 3 full,0 half
  • 2
  • 2
  • Crawlspace
  • Upper Floor
  • Upper Floor
  • 1

SQUARE FOOTAGE

  • 1,684
  • 1,334
  • 0
  • 3,018
  • 504

DIMENSIONS

  • 49'0" x 72'0"
  • 30'0"

PLATE HEIGHTS

  • 9.0'
  • 8.3'

CONSTRUCTION

  • 2x4
  • Gable

STYLE / INFLUENCES

  • New England
  • ,
  • Early American
  • ,
  • Southern
  • ,
  • Colonial

KITCHEN FEATURES

  • Eat-in
  • ,
  • Menu Desk
  • ,
  • Pantry
  • ,
  • Island

MASTER SUITE FEATURES

  • Spa/Whirlpool
  • ,
  • Dual Sinks
  • ,
  • Private Toilet
  • ,
  • Shower
  • ,
  • Walk-in Closet
  • ,
  • Porch

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Skylight(s)
  • ,
  • Wet Bar
  • ,
  • Porch
  • ,
  • Fireplace

DESCRIPTION

Although many people associate the Greek Revival style with the white, columned plantation house, simpler versions were much more typical. Pre-Civil War cottages, farmhouses, and even country stores all borrowed elements of this classic style. This plan is based on one of the common vernacular versions. A traditional two-story clapboard, it contains about 3,000 square feet of space. A front-facing gable with a cobweb fanlight echoes the pediment of the Greek temple. Corner pilasters replace the more typical (and the more costly) freestanding columns.

Inside lies a large, old-fashioned great room with beamed ceiling and traditional mantel. The kitchen features a vaulted, beamed ceiling with skylights and an island work center. It adjoins a breakfast area, which opens to a porch. The separate dining room includes a true china closet, as well as a box bay window. A combination powder room/bath allows the library to be converted into a guestroom.

Upstairs, the master bedroom features a tray ceiling and double sets of French doors, which open to a screened sitting porch. The master bath includes a large dressing area with walk-in cedar closet and separate bathtub and shower. Across the hall, two additional bedrooms share a compartment bath.

On the third level, double fan windows light the bonus space, which could be a studio, playroom, or private retreat. Greek Revival Vernacular Style was designed by G. John Baxter of Atlanta.
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