Writing for ArchitectureRichmond, Robert Winthrop profiles D. Wiley Anderson:
Anderson was a bold and imaginative architect. He did not copy. It’s clear that historic architecture was just the starting point for his architectural explorations. His buildings are bold, exciting and overblown. Anderson had no interest in reticence, restraint or modesty.
Many of his buildings have a Baroque and almost Mannerist flair. While most of his houses are big, he often uses architectural elements that are even bigger. Everything is large, grand and imposing. He had no interest in classical correctness.