Federation architecture refers to the architectural style of Australian homes built around the decades before and after 1900 AD. This site is a backup to Federation-House.wikispaces.com, which closed down in 2018. The new Federation-House.com site links to these blogs, but many old links to the Wikispaces site are unfortunately still present.
“It was a building of paramount architectural importance. The house probably stands alone as stylistically the most innovative building in Victoria built during the nineteenth century.”
“Although based strongly on contemporary American styles this house ignores conventional detailing and develops a new Picturesque idiom at a time when the Classical revival was overwhelming. The house was also one of Hunt’s most important works.” (Australian Heritage) See also description on page Arts and Crafts Housing in Australia: Spurling House, Brighton, Vic
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