On our streets we see a diverse range of housing styles, ranging from Early Victorian to the lesser understood Modern styles. We have attempted to provide some photos and drawings of particular styles to help you identify a house by its particular features. Of course, thankfully, every house is different. While we have tried to identify the main styles, most houses are a mix and do not follow a style exactly. Some are architect designed, others are designed by builders, and others by owners. You may be able to identify your exact house style or at least recognise a style that has influenced its design.
This Guide tends to focus on styles that are commonly found in NSW, however information can be provided on housing in other states upon request.