Charming and distinctive heritage homes
Melbourne’s architectural landscape is studded with a variety of period style homes, and replica period homes. Each style has it’s own distinctive character, and features denoting the time in which they were built.
Many people own a period style home, and love the ornate stylings which make it unique. But sometimes, you really do need to upgrade the size of your living spaces. Our team at Supa Group can help transform your period home so it retains its historical charm. Find out how we can update the internal rooms so you can experience the spaciousness and light of a more contemporary floorplan.
Key features of a period home
Melburnians have a long-standing love affair with heritage architecture. The city's landscape is studded with different cultural and historical influences from throughout the ages.
Decorative cornices and architraves
Your period home may have beautiful ceiling roses, ornate skirting boards, or architraves from the pre-World War II era.
Terracotta roof tiles and embellishments
If you look across the city, you can identify some period style homes by their steeply pitched roofs, comprising terracotta tiles and ridge cappings, finials, dragons, and gargoyles.
Unique porches and verandahs
Depending on when your home was built, it may feature spiral columns, boarded window shutters and balconettes, or L-shaped verandahs with timber embellishments and fretwork.