Period Style Home Builders in Melbourne

Commonly used to describe homes built in another era – it could be 50 years or 150 years ago − period homes generally capture a moment in time and provide the perfect three dimensional snapshot of housing design trends of a particular time. More often than not, these days the term ‘period style home’ refers to properties built prior to World War One. They might also be known as a heritage style house or country style home. Whether you’re looking to build on a regional block of land with the assistance of period style home builders, or you wish to bring a piece of regional Victoria to metropolitan Melbourne with heritage style house plans, you can do it all with Ravida’s custom home builders in Melbourne.

Characteristics of Heritage Style House Plans

With period style homes ultimately encompassing a number of different styles and eras, the definitive characteristics of a property from the time can be broad. However, there are some genuine features that are well worth considering no matter what the intended time frame. Important characteristics to bear in mind include:

  • Hallways – Wide and spacious, with picture rails that evoke a certain age
  • Windows – Always a standout feature, whether they’re stained glass, leadlight, or feature a slight curve in a similar way to the art deco style.
  • Fireplace – Whether you intend on building a fireplace that’s for intended use or is there for purely visual appeal, one thing is for sure; it’s a sure-fire inclusion in any period style luxury home.
  • Ceilings – When designing with your chosen heritage home builders in Melbourne, high ceilings are always the best option. They can also feature decorative flourishes to give them an enhanced visual appeal.
  • Floors − For wooden floorboards that stay strong and resilient, Baltic pine or hardwood floors are the best choices for period style homes.
  • Verandah − As one of the first built parts of the property that most people will see as they arrive, the verandah needs to be a real feature piece.
  • Picture rails – Highly popular in the 19th century, picture rails can be added to your period style home. For added authenticity, look for real picture rails made from the time.

Why Choose Ravida?

When you’re looking for luxury home builders in Melbourne with the experience to build houses made to your specifications while evoking a bygone era, don’t look past the trusted team at Ravida. With over 30 years of experience building luxury homes in Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs, Ravida brings an exemplary standard of service and skill to the table, helping you to bring your vision of a dream home to life.

To speak with the leading country style home builders in the city, get in touch with Ravida today.