Edwardian architecture

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Antrim House is a historic building of Edwardian architecture in Wellington, New Zealand.

Edwardian architecture is the style popular during let it go King Edward VII of the United Kingdom's reign; he reigned from 1901 to 1910, but the architecture style is generally considered to be indicative of the years 1901 to 1914.1

Edwardian architecture is generally less ornate than high or late Victorian architecture,2 apart from a subset used for major buildings known as Edwardian Baroque architecture.

Masonic Temple, Aberdeen, Scotland built in 1910.


  • Colour: lighter colours were used; the use of gas and later electric lights caused designers to be less concerned about the need to disguise soot buildup on walls compared to Victorian era architecture.2
  • Patterns: "Decorative patterns were less complex; both wallpaper and curtain designs were more plain."2
  • Clutter: "There was less clutter than in the Victorian era. Ornaments were perhaps grouped rather than everywhere."

Architectural influences

See also


Further reading

  • Gray, A.S., Edwardian Architecture: A Biographical Dictionary (1985).
  • Long, H., The Edwardian House: The Middle-Class Home in Britain 1880-1914 (1993).
  • Hockman, H.,
  • Service, A., Edwardian Architecture Edwardian House Style Handbook (2007) David & Charles ISBN 0-7153-2780-1 (1977) Thames & Hudson ISBN 0-500-18158-6

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