A richly ornate style with timeless appeal
Nothing beats the glamour of a classic. Popularised in the late 1880s, High Victorian architecture quite literally put Melbourne on the map. Citing a want for contemporary modernism, many of the CBD’s Victorian-era buildings were demolished. However, some still remain, including Parliament House, and Flinders Street Station.
However, out in the suburbs, it’s a different story. Melbourne’s inner and outer suburbs still have plenty of timeless style to offer home buyers. If you own one of these classic charmers, you’re in luck. Supa Group works with owners of Victorian homes to design and execute extensions that balance space and style while keeping the traditional features of the existing homes.
If you’re ready to renovate your Victorian home, contact Supa Group. During our Free Design Consultation, we will help you identify which elements you want to keep, remove, or extend. In the end, you’ll have a home that balances traditional style with modern practicality.
Key features of Victorian home extensions
Victorian homes display an abundance of opulence, communicated through rich design features.
Victorian homes at the beginning of the movement were more simplistic. Worker's cottages with corrugated iron roofs, picket fences and small gardens are great examples.
As the movement progressed, homes became more ornate, displaying cast iron elements, multi-coloured brickwork, decorative brackets and tall ceilings, and stained glass windows.
The latter end of the Victorian movement was heavily influenced by the Italianate style. Key features include internal and external arches, detailed ornamentation, and bold colour schemes.