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Elevated Style – Architectural Influence in Washington, D.C.

Elevated Style – Architectural Influence in Washington, D.C.

When you're looking at Better Homes & Gardens or some online publication with some of the most beautiful homes and properties around, you see some design trends that often apply to top-class property management and traditional ownership.

For example, in Washington D.C., in our nation's capital, you often see a specific type of style that reflects cultural influences and how this city was built.

The George Washington Monument and Other Icons

For example, reading up on the George Washington monument which has been open to visitors for many years, you will see how certain architectural influences led to its specific building design with Doric, Ionic and Corinthian architecture in place. These were specific style choices made to resonate with other planning aspects to give this national monument its grand appearance, and for posterity.

You can read more about this here at this site and others, but you can also walk the streets of Washington D.C. and see similar influence at work. Further afield, some high-class properties in other American communities have these same designs in place, too.

Popular Design Aspects

What are some of these design aspects?

One is the idea of symmetry – a pattern that is the same on both sides. You'll see this in place in stained glass, wrought iron designs and fence and window layouts around various high-value D.C. properties (and again, elsewhere in the country.)

Another of these key design pieces is geometry – the idea that complex geometric forms can be represented in a symmetrical way. There’s something about this that catches the eye. That’s why these designs are so popular among aesthetes.

Here's another design that you may see very commonly represented around the Washington, D.C. area, or in other historic neighborhoods in mid-Atlantic Coast communities.

The use of roses is another historic influence on architecture and design. The roses often correspond with that symmetry and geometry that we mentioned before. The rose is a flower that has a certain symbolism in traditional design, and so as an ornamental device, it’s popular for historic properties.

Our Wrought Iron Door Designs

At Door Gate Depot, we have the high-design frames and wrought iron door installations that reflect this kind of cultural aesthetic. You can see all of these design principles in place in our catalog.

We also offer designs with bug screens and other functional components built in – for building security, for shade, for storm protection and more. Take a look and call us with any questions. We want to help you to make your property a more elegant place to live!