Irrespective of your living situation, you’ll most likely share our enthusiasm for home-style inspiration – laptop-fuelled nights over Pinterest anyone?
While mood-boarding is fun for many of us, understanding the variety of architectural styles found in Australian residential properties is a great way to hone your aesthetic. It can help you to select a house, apartment, unit or townhouse to suit your lifestyle (so you can then adorn that interior to your heart’s content).
This fascinating infographic below, brought to you by Budget Direct Home Insurance, takes a look at 17 of our country’s key features in home architecture.
From the inception of Australia’s Colonial Style homes pre-1840 to the sustainable modular abodes being built for the future, each era in the evolution of our architectural history abounds with its own distinct design features.
European influences certainly began Australia’s architectural journey and decades later, with the rise of travel in the 1920s, the European influence re-emerged in Australian culture — particularly with the Art Deco wave, which is still noted for some real gems.
Modernism blossomed in Australia after the Second World War, and it’s a style that remains fresh today: clean lines, large windows and progressive design make for a home that feels simultaneously classic and contemporary.
So whether you prefer a house bursting with history, a sustainable home that looks to the future or something in-between, there’s guaranteed to be a style of house to inspire you.
17 Australian Home Architecture Styles Illustrated [Infographic] brought to you by Budget Direct Home Insurance