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Adam / Federal Style Floor Plans

Categorized under the Colonial umbrella, the gracefully proportioned Adam and closely-related Federal style were based on the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam, prominent in England in the 1760s and 1770s. Federal-style homes became popular in the United States between 1780 and 1830. They are typically symmetrical, two-story designs embellished with a modest pediment over the front door, curved wrought-iron stair railings, and Palladian windows (a three-part window with a fan-shaped light above).

  • Symmetrical two-story design with central doorway
  • Decorative roof over front door
  • Palladian windows