Front Exterior Home Design Photo Gallery

This Greek-revival-style home located in the historic district of the village of Poland, Ohio, was built to replace the owners’ original house, which was destroyed in a fire. The exterior of the home was designed to be very similar to the design of the original mid-1800s house and its subsequent additions. The interior was designed to both retain the historic feel of the house while also incorporating a floor plan more appropriate for the way people live and entertain today. The house was designed by Paul Hagman (>

), and built by the homeowners. It was given our 2018 Best Traditional Home Award.

All photographs by David Pokrivnak,, courtesy of RBF CoLab.

Click the Launch Gallery button below for a slideshow of photos, and also check out the full article, “>Resurrection of a Greek Revival,” in FHB issue #275


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Columns and pilasters are also common elements. In addition to classical round columns, the Greek- revival style also often uses square columns as shown here.

Locating the front entrance to the home on the gable-end of the house is typical of the Greek-revival style, as are low-pitched gable and hip roofs. To create a temple-like roof, the cornice line is embellished with a wide band of trim.

The home’s more formal rooms, like this elegant study, are located at the front of the house.

Less formal rooms for more casual living and entertaining are located at the rear of the house. The French doors and walls of 6-over-6 windows let in plenty of light and allow for a strong indoor/outdoor connection to the patio and yard.

The barn-style garage was an existing structure that was thoughtfully incorporated into the site planning for the new-house construction.

Locating the staircase along the side wall of the house improved the flow of one room into the next. Situated between the study and the kitchen is the dining room.

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