Painting Edwardian Houses in Melbourne: Staunch Greco Investigates

Painting Edwardian Houses in Melbourne: Staunch Greco Investigates

Welcome to Part 5 of Staunch Greco Industries exploring the different types of historical homes in Melbourne. We offer an overall summary of the physical characteristics of each house along with some recommended paint colours.

On our last blog we explored Queen Anne houses In Melbourne. Click here to read that article.

Staunch Greco Industries is proud to be a Melbourne born business. We might be accused of being biased but Melbourne is our favourite city in Australia for a variety of reasons. One significant reason is the historical architecture. It is simply striking and beautiful. We appreciate that old world craftsmanship.

In Melbourne you see a great variety of historical homes and we certainly do love painting and decorating them!

Therefore, it makes sense for us to do an exploration series of the different types of historical homes in Melbourne on our website blog, our Facebook and our Instagram.

Painting Edwardian Houses in Melbourne: Summary

The establishment of Edwardian houses occurred between the years of 1901 and 1914, just as World War 1 begun. Certainly a favoured style of the Staunch Greco Industries to paint and decorate, the Edwardian house era is also known as the period of federation.  They contain a similar to layout to Victorian houses and draw on Queen Anne features, but are less showy.


The roofs are often hipped with wide eaves and steeply sloped. Striking gable ends front facing are common. Exterior walls are often red brick, occasionally with cream painted render and gable ends.
The roofs are sometimes slate. However, they are usually painted in either corrugated metal or terracotta format.

The timber Edwardians have square-edged or bull-nosed weatherboards. The verandas usually come in a L shape roofed over with corrugated metal, accompanied by fretwork and timber detailing embellishments.
External sunshades are commonly found in front of windows. Windows are often grouped.

The gardens feature Palm trees and native fauna are popular. Fences are generally timber pickets, occasionally with capping.


The interior scheme is similar to the mid to late Victorian styles. Victorian era ornaments were popular, such as ceiling roses, architraves, skirtings and plaster cornices.
Front windows are often stain glassed. Geometric shapes are common, as are representations of native animals and plants.

Painting Edwardian Houses in Melbourne: Recommended Colours

Painting Edwardian Houses in Melbourne

painting edwardian houses in melbourne

Do you have a Edwardian House in Melbourne that needs painting and decorating? Contact Staunch Greco Industries on 1300 782 862 or contact us via our website by email.