Rundlet-May House

Interiors: Architectural Design and Inspiration

In the Federal era, symmetry and refined ornamentation, often geometric in nature, dominated the interior elements as much as exterior ones.  Rundlet-May house is highlighted by many stylistic choices that were becoming more popular for high-style neoclassically influenced homes; fireplaces with carved detail, a fanlight, curvate niches recalling Roman architecture, carved detail on staircases, and cornice work all showcase important Federal-era interior fittings.