The Edwardian Home

The Edwardian Period ranged between 1901- 1910

This short period was heavily influenced by the arts and crafts movement happening at the time.  The houses built had a simple design with an appreciation for the handmade in retaliation of the mass production of the Victorian era.

Edwardian builders often built in the suburbs where there is more space, this created the ‘garden suburbs’ like those found in Hampstead, London. Unlike the smaller Victorian homes Edwardian homes were built wider, with more windows and wider hallways, this gave the feeling of more space and light.

It was common for houses of this period to be set back from the road as there was an ever increasing demand for privacy. The front garden is a key difference to those properties of the Victorian era.

Edwardian Characteristics
  • Houses built in a straight line

  • Red brick work

  • Wooden framed porch

  • Mock Tudor cladding and timbers at the top of the house

  • Wide hallways