MELBOURNE’S HOUSE STYLES AND WHAT’S ON THE MARKET
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.
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.
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.
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+