I <3 Architectural Details, NoVA Edition

I have lived in northern Virginia (NoVA) for about two and a half months now, after relocating from Los Angeles. In that time my husband and I have really enjoying getting to know the surrounding area. One of the things that has continually struck me on these trips is the classical architectural detailing in the building facades, doors, windows, moldings, ironwork and brickwork. A great example is Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, VA.

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Above is the back of the house, below are details of the front.

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Below, a view of the interior molding details in the bright yellow dining room.

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The town of Winchester, VA also has some beautiful old buildings. I love the ironwork detail on the front porch and stairs of this 175 year old home called the Piccadilly Mansion.

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This building is the Handley Regional Library with a gorgeous copper roof, also in Winchester.

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This old home turned office building has a lovely mullion detail on the side lites and transom around the front door as well as classical columns and hunter green shutters.

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In old Town Alexandria on King Street there was more detailed brickwork on this old building with a very worn front step.

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This building also had interesting layers of brickwork detail.

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We walked by this lovely street in Old Town as well that features cobblestone streets.

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Most of the row houses have bright jewel tone colored doors like these.

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A similar teal doorway in downtown Leesburg with a federal style knocker.

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