Federal Style

  • Gated Entrance: Historic Federal Mansion in Charleston, S.C.

    FrontDoor.com tours Sword Gate House, a southern gem recognized by the Preservation Society of Charleston.   See the Gallery

  • Front Porch: Historic Federal Mansion in Charleston, S.C.

    The branches of a lofty magnolia tree shade the front of the house and its quintessential southern porches.   See the Image

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

    The U-shaped estate is believed to have been built in at least four sections beginning in the 18th century.   See the Image

  • 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

  • Renee Zellweger's Connecticut Country Home: Kitchen

    The Bridget Jones's Diary star is selling her renovated 1770 farmhouse in the quaint town of Pomfret, Conn. Explore the Oscar-winning actress' charming country escape.   See the Gallery

  • 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