As the name implies, this style was inspired by renewed interest in the classical symbols of Ancient Greece.
Housing styles are usually rectangular, often with the narrow or gable end facing the street (the “temple front”). Edges of the rectangular box are emphasized with wide paneled pilasters and a wide “entablature” between the 2nd floor and attic story. Often the front doorway is emphasized with sidelights, columns or pilasters, and either a transom window or a 3-part entablature. White was the color of choice.