If you’re thinking about building, buying or renovating then it is important to know a little bit about the differing architectural styles of houses.
There are a few very distinct house styles found in Victoria, such as a Queen Anne, Edwardian or a classic Victorian. Some buyers may not know the difference between the different house styles but for others it can be a very important factor in determining whether or not they would like to buy a home.
If you would like to learn a little bit about Victoria’s housing styles then help is at hand thanks to a website called What House is That?, which has been put together by the Heritage Council of Victoria.
On the website you can find out about the architectural characteristics that helps set one home apart from another. It’s important to be aware of the original style of a home, as it can help provide you with a little bit of history about the house and this can be extremely valuable information when it comes to renovating older homes. In fact, on the What House is That? website there are even tips available on how to renovate different house styles to help retain their distinct features.
So find out what it means if a house has weatherboard walls or decorative roof tops. The What House is That? website can be found at www.heritage.vic.gov.au/heritage-places-objects/what-house-is-that/index.html.
What style of house do you prefer?