Architectural Styles

Architectural Styles

The website 'What house is that?' created by Heritage Victoria, provides more information about styles, design, features and colours of houses built between the 1840s to the 1970s.

The following table lists the main architectural eras:


Style

Date

Features

Early Victoria  

1840 -1860  

Simple, mainly one or two rooms across the front

Mid Victorian  

1860 - 1875  

Decorative stucco brickwork, verandahs

Late Victorian  

1875 - 1901  

Grander, ornate, parapets, verandahs

Queen Anne  

1895 - 1910  

Picturesque, complex roof forms, asymmetrical floor plans

Edwardian

1901 - WW1

Also known as Federation - less ostentatious than previous eras

Bungalow

1910 - 1930  

Simple, natural, more rustic set well back from the street

Inter-war  

1919- 1942  

Simple, austere, porches replacing verandahs

Post-war

1945 - 1965  

Triple fronted brick veneer, greater use of glass

Modern

1945 - 1970  

Open plan, bold geometric shapes, floor-to-ceiling window

  

 

Queen Anne 1895 - 1910
  Bungalow 1910 - 1930
  Late Victorian 1875 - 1901
 
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