Thomas Jefferson (architect and third president of the United States) originally designed Monticello in a Colonial Georgian style as a private residence and 5000-acre plantation. It was later renovated in 1796 in a Classical Palladian style. The cross-axial plan is enclosed by a Neo-classical white dome and portico, stretching horizontally on the sloping site of the mountainous Virginia terrain.
Keywords: United States, Virginia, Virginia Piedmont, Charlottesville, residential structures, houses. Submitted by Melissa Jenoff.