Living condition of Victorian

Victorian Gothie (1850-1880)

Victorian Italianate

This style employed vaguely Italian Classical

details such as quoining (embellished wall

corners ) and the colonnaded ‘loggia’ (what

we call the verandah). It is always asymmetri-

cal in form and generally free-standing. The

style began with large houses such as

‘Glentworth’ (the Convent of the Good Shep-

herd) in Victoria Street, and was adapted to

much humbler dwellings. Some variants

include a single-fronted and two storeyed


1. Fairly steep hipped roof of slates or

corrugated metal

2. Skillion or bullnosed verandah roof

3. Chimney with moulded top

4. Stucco façade walling

5. Gable-fronted side wing, usually with

decorated barge boards

6. Facetted bay with double-hung window

sashes. The window heads were often

stilted arched