Australian Federation 1890-1915

Australian Federation buildings are characteristically red brick, tuck pointed (bricks separated and joined by a line of white mortar) with slate roofs featuring frilled terracotta ridge capping, gargoyles and false gables. Verandahs incorporate turned timber columns, elaborate timber brackets and finials often depicting Australian motifs such as the waratah, kangaroos and kookaburras. Bay windows and leadlight or coloured glass windows are also typical.
Another beautiful Federation bathroom, complete with marble wash stand and period tap ware. What a beautiful frieze and exquisite shower nook.

Another beautiful Federation bathroom, complete with marble wash stand and period tap ware. What a beautiful frieze and exquisite shower nook.

Entry of the classic Brick Federation house in Melbourne - Decoist

Entry of the classic Brick Federation house in Melbourne - Decoist

Renovating classic homes from a distinct era that have a unique style of their own is indeed a hard task at the best of times. Transforming such structures

Queen Anne or Federation style house. Built in the 1900's specifically for Australian conditions. Note the verandah wrapped around the house to combat Australia's hot summers.

Queen Anne or Federation style house. Built in the 1900's specifically for Australian conditions. Note the verandah wrapped around the house to combat Australia's hot summers.

Federation Houses (Circa 1890 to 1915) Built predominantly in brick, Australian’s federation-style houses symbolized the country’s growing identity as an independent nation. Architects and builders looked to the prominent architectural styles in France, Britain and America and melded them into a uniquely Australian style, less formal than Victorian-era houses and better adapted to the country’s outdoor lifestyle and warmer climate. Here a Federation Queen Anne.

Federation Houses (Circa 1890 to 1915) Built predominantly in brick, Australian’s federation-style houses symbolized the country’s growing identity as an independent nation. Architects and builders looked to the prominent architectural styles in France, Britain and America and melded them into a uniquely Australian style, less formal than Victorian-era houses and better adapted to the country’s outdoor lifestyle and warmer climate. Here a Federation Queen Anne.

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