Lasting from 1600 – 1625, Jacobean architecture signified the 2nd phase of Renaissance architecture (following the Elizabethan style). It was named after Jacobus, Latin for King James I of England, and began shortly after his death. it was a shift from Elizabethan, incorporating more classical-style Roman features, and was heavily influenced by the Flemish and German immigrant craftsmen who constructed them. Although churches often exhibited great intricacies Jacobean brought the majesty to the homes of the wealthy
Flat roofs with open-work parapets, round-arch arcades, columns and pilasters were relied upon heavily, while other classical elements appeared more freely than in Elizabethan architecture. The style itself heavily influenced furniture design and decorative arts for years to come.
While this style of architecture was far too fanciful for the hard lives of the puritans who weren’t contemporaries, they are not unknown in the United States.