Period homes have an intriguing allure to them. From the outside, it is almost as though you are looking back into history. When you step inside, however, you will likely find all the modern facilities you’d get in a contemporary property. This delicate balance between the historical and the current has fascinated many of us for a long time. But, as always, there’s probably a little more to these properties than meets the eye.
Do period properties appeal to you? Before renovating a property to period standards, it makes sense to learn a little bit about the history of the trade. What are period homes? What period home styles are currently popular with the broader market? What styles and looks appeal to Australian homeowners the most?
In this guide, we will take a brief look at what you can expect from period homes, and why we think they’re just as attractive and as empowering now as they have ever been.
Are you thinking about renovating or buying a period home? Unsure where to start, or what to expect? Let’s take a closer look at the history, popular styles and how to get started.