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families occupied the farmhouses. These houses were similar to the small country homes with a few structural differences. These houses weren’t used for social symbols, but rather just for a nice place to live. However “the countryside began to reform itself from small farmhouses to great houses which features gothic styles and Renaissance detail” (Locher, Pruitt, and Silver 1). These houses were built by successful merchants and powerful statesmen to express their wealth. There were many different floor plans to go along with this period of architecture. An odd floor plan was used in the Triangular Lodge in Northernhamptonshire. “This building has the common theme of the number three. For instance, it has three walls, three floors, and three entrances. The use of the number three was to symbolize trinity” (1). “This plan goes along with some of the other [main elements] of this period, such as sunlight and the circulation of free air” (1). Sometimes one side of the building is left off to promote the extra sunlight and free circulation of air. The different styles of architecture suit the different tastes of the Elizabethan people. Homes were made beautiful through the use of classical symmetry and Ornateness. Classical symmetry was the Elizabethan visual expression of order and harmony. Ornateness, invented by the English, was another idea of Renaissance architecture. “If [someone] were to walk into a Renaissance house and glance up at the ceiling, [he/she] would see an example of this ornateness” (Locher, Pruitt, and Silver 1). Instead of decorating the walls with art, the walls were made their own art form, as well as the fireplaces. The Elizabethan era may have been short, but made its impression in history just the same. Architects designed amazing buildings, styles of architecture influenced the people, and the homes socially divided the people. Elizabethan Architecture was an influential “trend” in which the “competition” for social division began, and architects attempted to replicate Italian Renaissance architecture. Beck, James. “Renaissance Art and Architecture.” Http://www.fwkc.com/encyclopedia/ low/articles/r/r022000525f.html . “Elizabethan Style.” Http://www.fwkc.com/encyclopedia/low/articels/e/e007000727f.html . Hinkle, William. “Gothic Art and Architecture.” Http://www.fwkc.com/encyclopedia/low/ articles/g/g010000464.html . Kamhi, Valerie. “Elizabethan Architecture.” Http://www.springfield/eliz/architecture.html . Locher, Barbara. Pruit, David. Silver, Justin. “A History of Elizabethan Architecture.” Http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/springfield/eliz/HistLizArch.html (6 Jan. 2001>. Norwich, John. Julius, ed. Great Architecture of the World. London: Mitchell Beazly, 1975.