Victorian Italianate (1850-1880)

02 December 2013 . Tags: ,

This style was also copied from the British who had borrowed it from the grand country houses of the Italian Renaissance. The houses have a highly decorative facade with classical ornamentation.

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  • Asymmetrical
  • Roof is usually shallow and made from slate or corrugated iron.External facades consisting of walls decoratively rendered (stucco), and verandas featuring cast iron lacework.
  • Double-hung windows with timber, and usually decorative window hoods.
  • Usually have semi octagonal projecting front room.
  • Often multi-storied
  • Ornamental chimneys
  • Four-panel doors
  • Mosaic tile or marble porch and hall floors.


























Lethington in Summer Hill, built by William Fowler in 1883.




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