Home Property Georgian homes revealed as most sought after UK property style

Georgian homes revealed as most sought after UK property style

by LLP Reporter
19th Jul 19 10:31 am

New research by Anglian Home Improvements has revealed that the most architecturally desirable property style in the UK is Georgian.

Voted the most popular home style by Brits, Georgian homes, with their instantly recognisable symmetry and grandeur, came out top in a new poll followed by Victorian and Tudor homes.

The research, commissioned to launch the Homes Across the Decades quiz, looked into the architectural style of homes and exterior features that Brits love the best. The quiz challenges users to identify different types of homes based on illustrations and offers advice on choosing the right windows and doors to be in keeping with a home’s traditional style.

The top three most loved home styles through the ages were found to be:

Georgian

The Georgian era of architecture lasted between 1714 and1830 and was influenced by the classical grandeur of Greece and Rome. Property style is symmetrical and features Greek motifs and ornate decorations. During the Georgian period, there was a heavy window tax and so some people bricked up windows to avoid it.

Tudor

Tudor homes were built between 1485 and 1603 and have a very distinctive black and white appearance. The Tudor period marked an age of prosperity and the gifting of land to royal favourites meant lavish houses were built. Houses often have exposed timber frames, thatched roofs and windows were often tall and narrow, consisting of small diamond-shaped panes which were joined together with lead to make a full pane.