Italianate Style

The Italianate architectural style is also referred to as 'Roman'. Popularised by Queen Victoria's Osborne House, this style was employed in the 1850s and 1860s.

Italianate style at Osborne House, Isle of Wight

The Italianate style is Classical in its form but in addition has elements such as:

  • overhanging and heavily bracketed eaves
  • a low, gently pitched roof
  • half-round topped sash windows sometimes grouped in threes
  • stucco ground floor and cornices
  • balconies with railings
  • pediments over some windows

It is an easy style to spot as most Italianate houses have many of these features.

Italianate style Victorian house in Bromley, Kent