608. Balustrades

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In Edwardian style gardens the fencing of the house had to compliment the exterior architecture of the home. Balustrade is a decorative railing supported by baluster posts. A baluster is the single, vertical post; the balustrade is several balusters spaced evenly and connected together. Balustrades often added to the formality of the space and were reminiscent of the Italianate and neoclassical styles of the d├ęcor and ornamentation.