Neoclassical Architecture and Luxury Homes

Tall columns, symmetrical design and ornate details mark the Neoclassical design drawn from ancient Greece and Rome, and visible in such iconic homes as The White House and the fictional Tara from Gone With the Wind. With its distinguished forms, the Neoclassical home radiates a timeless beauty.

Ornate styling suggests a formal and important lifestyle, with early 20th century Neoclassical luxury homes constructed in the United States emulating the upper classes of Europe. The formality of the style is also popular in portraying revered institutions, including government and university buildings. Popular features of the style include:

• Towering columns
• Pedimented front porch
• Tall, narrow windows
• Symmetrical form
• Elaborate doorways

Neoclassical homes can be found throughout the world and still evoke a supremely luxurious aura. A Neoclassical masterpiece in Atherton, California currently on the market was recently completed (in 2009) and features six luxurious bedrooms suites plus four additional half baths. Beyond the domed entry are grand rooms with signature intricate moldings, including a library that doubles as a media and family room. Connection to the pristine grounds with pool, spa and gardens is provided by a vast loggia and terrace.

Across the United States in Bernardsville Boro, New Jersey the estate known as Claremont has a distinguished heritage to match its Neoclassical design. The mansion was designed by and became the summer home of renowned architect George Brown Post – called "the father of the tall building in New York Corinthian columns, grand proportions, exquisite moldings and elegant fireplaces showcase the grace of the style and the details commonly associate with Post. Featuring 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 1 partial bath, along with a charming guest cottage and carriage house, Claremont has been exceptionally well-maintained and is a stunning example of a respected architect’s work.

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