Edwardian Single Fronted Houses (1900 to 1910s)

Roof Form

Gable fronted, or high hip with gablets at top. Veranda is a continuation of the main roof form or separate with a skillion or bull-nosed profile.


Roof and verandas clad with corrugated iron, slate or Marseille styles (for brick houses). Walls are brick (often tuckpointed) or weatherboard, with accents of roughcast render.

Facade Composition and Form

Freestanding, duplex or terrace in form. Usually single fronted, generally with a gable end to the street front, window bay below.  Low veranda that is the full length of the facade or to one side of a projecting gabled bay, above the entrance. Veranda is supported by turned or square timber posts with timber capitals.


Tall face brick, often with bands of roughcast render of stucco, cornice corbelling, terracotta pots.


Houses clad with Marseilles tiles can have terracotta ridge capping to the roof with terracotta finials.  Timber finials to the ridge ends and roughcast render and strapping to the gable-ends to reflect half timbering, alternatively decorative timber trusswork. Timber fretwork, valences and brackets, sometimes cast-iron lace in linear patterns to the veranda. Often several cottages were built by a single builder in an area sharing the same overall design and details.

Windows and Doors

Tall timber casement or double hung sash windows, sometimes single windows have arched heads. Hoods to window openings. Doors are three or four panelled, with narrow vertical panels and a large top panel, sometimes with leadlight.


Small setback, allowing for a minimal garden.


Timber pickets and gates.