Popular in America from 1895 to 1950, stately Neoclassical house plans recall the architectural traditions of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance period. Usually two or two-and-a-half stories, these dignified homes typically feature a symmetrical shape, a simple side-gabled roof, and a prominent portico or full-width porch supported by classical columns. Neoclassical home plans may be faced in brick, stucco, or siding, and usually display elaborate pediments over doors and windows as well as dentil molding and balustrades along the roof lines. Common in prosperous neighborhoods from the east coast to the west and down into the Gulf States, Neoclassical floor plans tend to have a formal air, with living room and dining room in the front and kitchen and family room in the back. Elegant and gracious, elegant Neoclassical home plans are a natural choice for families who feel at home with classic style.