Herald Sun - Property - - COVER STORY - By Melissa Iaria. Sources: Her­itage Vic­to­ria, Walk­ing Mel­bourne, Old House Jour­nal


Homes built dur­ing the Ed­war­dian pe­riod — also known as Fed­er­a­tion — of­ten have win­dows grouped to­gether be­low a steeply sloped roof with wide eaves. Roofs are usu­ally clad in ter­ra­cotta tiles or painted cor­ru­gated me­tal. A re­turn L-shaped ve­randa with a cor­ru­gated bull-nosed me­tal roof and dec­o­rated with tim­ber de­tails are typ­i­cal.

BUN­GA­LOWS 1910-1930

Most com­monly these are the Cal­i­for­nia style. Most are sin­gle storey and com­bine the ideal of a sim­ple house in a nat­u­ral set­ting with art and craft in­flu­ences. They are set well back from the street and usu­ally have gabled, or tri­an­gu­lar roofs. Typ­i­cally they also have a ve­randa with balustrades.

VIC­TO­RIAN 1840-1901

Houses from the Vic­to­rian pe­riod have sloped tim­ber shin­gle, slate or cor­ru­gated iron roofs. Gold rush wealth is re­flected in mid-Vic­to­ria era houses (18601875) with more stucco ex­te­ri­ors and dec­o­ra­tive brick­work. Ve­ran­das of­ten in­cluded cast iron lace­work and pat­terned tiled floors.

IN­TER-WAR 1918-1939

As sin­gle storey de­tached houses be­came more dom­i­nant af­ter WWI, homes re­flected the eco­nomic con­di­tions and mod­ernist move­ments, es­pe­cially in Span­ish Mis­sion and Art Deco styles. The lat­ter is prob­a­bly the most en­dur­ing, with or­na­men­tal geo­met­ric brick pat­terns, arches and curved and square brick el­e­ments.

314ALBIONST, BRUNSWICK $960,000 $1.05M

51WHITBYST, BRUNSWICK $960,000 $1.05M

12/16 CHARN­WOOD RD, STKILDA $590,000$650,000

60 DIS­RAELI ST, KEW $950,000+

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