History Rhymes
Nineteenth-century History

Houses in Fin-de-Siècle Britain

Berkeley House Dining Room in 1900

Berkeley House Dining Room in 1900

This multi-part series will examine middle-class houses during Fin-de-Siècle Britain, specifically looking at general tendencies in architecture, architectural features, façades, floor plans, as well as interior design in the homes of this period.

1: Project Announcement

2: Introduction to Styles of Architecture in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain

3: House Architecture in Fin-de-Siècle Britain

4: Architectural Features of the Home

5: Trends in the Design of Domestic Façades

6: Floor Plans and the Layouts of Houses

7: The Interior in Fin-de-Siècle Britain

8: Conclusion

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