Colonial Revival Style
The Colonial Revival style was initiated as part of the Victorian era
and borrowed heavily from early American architecture –particularly elaborate Georgian style buildings – and was largely an outgrowth of pride in America's past and an interest in historic preservation.

In its early stage, the Colonial Revival style remained the exclusive domain of fashionable architectural firms –such as McKim, Mead and White – and was favored for the large residences of wealthy clients.

The Colonial Revival building was more often a combination of various earlier Colonial era styles put together with updated elements. Generally a Colonial Revival house is larger than its Colonial era counterpart with some of the individual architectural elements exaggerated and out of proportion with other parts of the house