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Edwardian properties: Key facts

Edwardian properties: Key facts
Properties featured were available at the time of writing this article: 11/08/23

Common features of an Edwardian house:

  • - Red brickwork
  • - Porch with wooden frames
  • - Front garden
  • - Mock-Tudor cladding and timbers at the top of the house
  • - Wide hallway
  • - Parquet wood floors
  • - Wider, brighter rooms
  • - Large windows
  • - Simple internal decorative features

When were Edwardian houses built

The Edwardian period, from 1901 to 1910, was short and heavily influenced by The Arts and Crafts Movement, a movement which promoted simple design and an appreciation for the handmade. This was a stark contrast to the mass production that was seen throughout the Victorian period.

Following the boom in property construction during the Victorian era, Edwardian architecture brought around houses which were mainly built in the suburbs, introducing the idea of ‘garden suburbs’ which created a greater focus on outdoor space and privacy. Therefore, many Edwardian homes are set back from the street and benefit from beautiful front gardens.

Unlike the smaller, darker Victorian homes, Edwardian houses were more squat, wider and larger, with bigger hallways and more windows to allow in plenty of natural light. Internally, they are known for ornate decorative details, including floor tiles, stained glass windows and wood flooring, as well as large rooms with high ceilings. Living rooms would also often benefit from a dual aspect with windows at both ends, covered by a small sloping roof on the outside.

The Edwardian period ended abruptly with the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. After the end of the war, the Interwar Period covered the 1920s and 1930s, leading up to the Second World War in 1939.


Edwardian properties for sale

Below is a selection of Edwardian homes, both sold and available with Stags, that showcase some of those famous Edwardian characteristics.

Edwardian house for sale

Bickington, Devon - OIEO £995,000

Stags Barnstaple 01271 322833

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Edwardian interior

Brixham, Devon – Guide price £935,000

Stags Torquay 01803 200160

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Edwardian house extension

Lyme Regis, Dorset – OIEO £750,000

Stags Bridport 01308 428000

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Edwardian style house

Okehampton, Devon – Guide price £399,950

Stags Okehampton 01837 659420

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Edwardian period house

Kingsbridge, Devon – OIEO £995,000

Stags Kingsbridge 01548 853131

 Edwardian period house

Harracott, Devon – OIEO £980,000

Stags Barnstaple 01271 322833

If you are interested in finding out more about other eras of property, and the characteristics that they hold, follow the links below; or, if you are interested in buying or selling an Edwardian home, contact your local Stags office

Georgian Properties article

Victorian Properties article