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.
Tasmanian Heritage & Federation Beauties
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In Tasmania, as in continental Australia, the ornate Federation house, built mainly between 1900 and 1914, was a sign of prosperity – an Australian version of the English Edwardian house.
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Cast iron was out of fashion, but ornamental woodwork became popular.
Brickwork incorporated detailing around windows, doors and chimneys.
These houses typify the plentiful timber decoration and stained glass available for decoration in this boom period.
108 Elphin Road Launceston TAS
“Very Classy Federation Classic”
For Sale for $680000-$750000
“The stylish facade is reminiscent of an era when no expense was spared and homes were a statement of quality build using the best available materials.
“Professionally Renovated, Classically Styled, Perfectly Positioned.”
“Kurrajong”, 17 Adelaide Street, East Launceston, Tas
“Proud owners Julie and Graeme have for 15 years not only run Kurrajong as one of Launceston’s most Successful bed and breakfasts but also as their family home.
“Stanley Guest House”, 27 Main Road STANLEY, N.W. Tasmania
For sale for $579,000
“Stanley Guest House is a heritage listed, National Trust Classified Queen Anne Federation home built in 1909. Now fully restored to its former glory with elegant furnishings and fine antiques it now reflects the elegance and relaxing atmosphere of a bygone era.
“Built in an era when craftsmanship and style were highly valued, this Federation Queen Anne home has been lovingly restored by its’ current caring owners. Whilst trading as a guest house for some years, it is currently used primarily as a grand residence.
“The home consists of four bedrooms (one with ensuite), 3 bathrooms, 2 lounge rooms and a sunny combined kitchen/dining area. Complete with every sought after feature from this era; beautifully grained floorboards, fancy cornices, 11ft ceilings, fireplaces with original timber surrounds. All period furniture and linen is included in the sale of the new owner should they wish to re-open as accommodation.
“The award winning home is circa 1910 and is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register and is set on a 1012m2 level block amongst beautifully maintained cottage garden.
‘Eversley’, 50 Hill Street, West Launceston
For sale for $585,000
“Eversley enjoys a commanding location close to the city and dates back to 1888 with a rich history and plenty of style and serious street appeal the significance of this delightful home has been recognised with Heritage Listing.
The current owners have over the past five years painstakingly renovated, repaired and upgraded the property and today it presents as a truly exceptional home!
Inside you will appreciate the tasteful decor and meticulous presentation with features like Baltic pine floor boards, original hand painted glass panels in the main front entry door, the spacious rooms and the flowing design
“Simply sensational views over the city and mountains beyond and the sunny aspect!
Outside the wrap-around veranda creates character, and the gardens make the most of the 1251m2 parcel of prime land and keen gardeners will delight in the various facets from rose gardens to the vintage orchard.”