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Gingerbread Templates by Architectural Style

Gingerbread-By-Design provides The Best Templates inspired by Architectural designs and styles,

based on character defining features.

Romantic - Greek Revival - Gable Front-and-Wing Style


Greek Revival

Gable Front-and-Wing Style

ca. 1825 to ca. 1860

The traditional style consists of: 

  • Main areas of elaboration:  cornice lines, doorways, porch-support columns, and windows. 

  • Universal Feature: The wide band of trim beneath the cornice of both the main roof and the porch roof. 

  • Shape:  Rectilinear

  • Levels: One or two-story

  • Roof Style: A gabled or low-pitched hipped roof having either an entry or full-width porch supported by prominent square or round columns.  The main roof and porch roof are emphasized with a wide divided band of trim. 

  • Front door: Surrounded by narrow sidelights and a rectangular line of transom lights above, usually incorporated into a larger decorative enframement. 

  • Windows: The six-pane windows are typically less elaborate than the doorways. 

The entry porch style on a house with a side open-gabled or hipped roof can vary: 

  • Either a small entry porch that does not extend the full height of the facade; 

  • A dominant central entry porch extending the full height, but less than the full width; a colonnaded entry porch that occupies the full width and height of the front facade, sometimes extending around one or both sides of the house;

  • Or an absent entry porch. 

A less common variation is the Gable Front and Wing style, where the front-gabled main house has a side-wing with a side-gabled roofline lower than the dominant front-gabled portion.

These Gingerbread Templates are inspired by this Architectural Style:

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