Federal Style

  • Porch: Michael J. Fox Country Estate

    The actor's previously rural retreat in South Woodstock, Vermont dates back to early 19th century and boasts historic details mixed with modern luxuries.   See the Gallery

  • Exterior: Historic Sword Gate House in Charleston, S.C.

    This Federal-style home, which began construction in the 18th century and was once a girls' academy and an inn, has now been restored as a private residence featuring exquisite wood and plaster work.   See the Gallery

  • Courtyard: Historic Federal Mansion in Charleston, S.C.

    Nestled behind Charleston's Sword Gate, this U-shaped estate shares the same name. Sword Gate House is believed to have been built in at least four sections — front right wing, central…   Read the Blog

  • 1823: Federal

    Published 02/22/13 in Houses
    1823: Federal

    Just 50 minutes from downtown Charleston, the historic town of Walterboro boasts hundreds of years of history. Included in the rich history of the town is this well-known estate, Orange Grove Place.…   See the Image

  • Grand Federal-Style Home in Cincinnati, Ohio

    This classic Colonial boasts bright and cheerful rooms with plenty of space and high-end amenities to boot. Complete with a formal dining room, large living area, spacious master suite and a…   See the Image

  • Federal Style

    Published 02/18/13 in Houses
    Federal Style

    Federal-style homes are formal and rectangular, with symmetrical windows and subtly grand ornamentation such as a brick exterior and tall, slim porch columns. Clipped, straight, formal lines are…   See the Image

  • Porch: Michael J. Fox Country Estate

    The wide porch wraps around the back of the early 19th-century Federal-style brick home and affords views of the farm's picturesque landscape.   See the Image

  • Living Room: Michael J. Fox Country Estate

    The impeccably maintained historic country home still features period details in every room, including the elegant crown molding in the living room.   See the Image

  • Dining Room: Michael J. Fox Country Estate

    The historic Vermont farmhouse blends period details, including the brick fireplace with beehive oven in the dining room, with modern luxuries.   See the Image

  • Home Exterior: Michael J. Fox Country Estate

    The centerpiece of this rural Vermont property's 121 acres is the Federal-style brick house with 16 bedrooms and period details built in 1817 by Salmon Hoisington (supposedly from his winnings in the…   See the Image