Colonial Revival homes have a centered, accentuated entrance, symmetrically balanced windows, pillars on the porch or flanking the front entrance, prominent – and sometimes continuous – dormers. Notice the symmetry in the Giltner entry-way, and the dormers on the Fairview house.
Colonial Revival homes are among the most popular in the county. Here in Portland, you will find many such homes; especially in the historic neighborhoods of Irvington and Laurelhurst.
This style was most popular nationally between 1880 and 1955, with many Portland iterations being constructed in the early 1900’s.
"[The Giltner Mansion] is the most expensive residence (or nearly so) built by prominent building contractor Frederic E. Bowman. When completed in 1912, it was sold for $20,000. Fine basalt stonework was used in the lower level exterior. This home is Colonial Revival on the outside and has a rich Arts & Crafts interior. It contains natural woodwork, elegant cabinets, and beveled/leaded glass inside..."