Victorian Italianate (1850-1880)
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.
- 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. http://oldestatesforsale.wordpress.com/category/italianate/