Georgian / Palladian House style is 1720 – 1770
The Palladian style was influenced by the work of 16th century Italian architects and, in particular, Andrea Palladio.
These Architects interpretation of the Roman classical style was purer and more archaeologically correct than early renaissance work. The Palladian style was introduced to Ireland in the 1720’s. The Palladian style influenced the design of door cases, the proportioning of windows and the proportioning and detailing of interiors.
Greek Revival 1800-1840
It was only during the 19th century that the style became fashionable. This may have been because of a reaction to the neoclassical style and its overly elaborate detailing, Externally, the use of shallow pediments, segmental fanlighted and windows set in shallow arched recesses was typical, as were door cases with free standing Doric or Ionic pillars.
1930’s House Style – 1918-1945
Between the wars, many houses continued to be built in a distilled version of the Edwardian style with timber casements, bay windows, tiled roofs and some tile hanging to walls.