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Georgian property vs Victorian property

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Luv2chat2U Sun 18-Sep-16 09:24:58

Hi all,

What's your preference and why. I'll appreciate any advice you may have, and thank you in advance.

Northernlurker Sun 18-Sep-16 09:53:25

Generally the Victorians were better builders. Georgian houses can be built in an interesting fashion. However if it's stood for three hundred years it probably isn't going to collapse. Georgian can have lovely dimensions but so can Victorian. What I personally would want in ideal world is arts and crafts.

Marmighty Sun 18-Sep-16 09:56:11

Edwardian generally considered most sturdy and durable, there were developments in building techniques in early twentieth century re ventilation, insulation etc.

scaryteacher Sun 18-Sep-16 19:19:51

Has Edwardian and late Georgian. Loved both. Had I been able to move the Edwardian house to the location of the Georgian one, I would have done so.

Tiredandtested Sun 18-Sep-16 19:26:35

I love the symmetry of the Georgian period, a rectory with a wall garden would be my ideal. please.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Sun 18-Sep-16 19:30:06

Always Georgian. I really dislike Victorian properties. It's all about the proportions, the practical feautres and the overall elegance. I'd never look at a Victorian design whereas Georgian is my absolute favourite. We live in a modernish build but all designed to Georgian ideals.

JT05 Sun 18-Sep-16 20:12:34

Some early Victorian builders were apprenticed in Georgian times and continue much of the elegant proportioned style into Victorian building techniques. Once we were lucky to have such a house. Great if you can find one!

Luv2chat2U Sun 18-Sep-16 21:59:32

Thank you all so very much, your comments have been very helpful.

MumiTravels Sun 18-Sep-16 22:07:58

I live in a georgian house and it seems more logical than Victorian houses. The staircase feels like it's in the right place. It's not in the dining room limiting kitchen entrance options and layout. The doorways are wide and landing is wide. Victorian house seem to have narrow doors and landing.

I do like the bay windows on victorian houses but like my sash windows (no so much with a young child though).

Luv2chat2U Sun 18-Sep-16 22:55:31

Hi MumiTravels, do you have the whole of the Georgian house or just part i.e. Basement or top floors?. I'm curious as to what soundproofing is like...

Hufflepuffin Mon 19-Sep-16 08:12:13

We lived in a Georgian flat (they make great flats!) and the soundproofing between floors was too notch but noise up and down the stairs was terrible. So it depends how the conversion has been done.

EagleRay Mon 19-Sep-16 08:22:41

Where I live, almost all Georgian buildings are listed, but Victorian are not. That can be a pain if you have to carry out improvements or want to change anything

absolutelynotfabulous Mon 19-Sep-16 08:23:44

I've lived in two Victorian houses, circa 1875. One a cottage; one a "townhouse". Both are very robust, with excellent soundproofing.

The townhouse has high ceilings throughout. But the back of it is a bit strange. I find this with Victorian and Edwsrdian properties; sometimes the kitchens don't really work.

My ideal property would be a Georgian conversion flat, in somewhere like Cheltenham, Bath or Brighton. fat chance. I have visions of great proportions, high ceilings, symmetry and light. The reality is probably nothing like that.

Arts and Crafts would do my head in, I think.

KittyKrap Mon 19-Sep-16 08:24:07

I lived in a Victorian terrace years ago and the sound proofing between houses was shockingly bad. Especially when one neighbour wanted to be a DJ confused

Whatthefoxgoingon Mon 19-Sep-16 14:17:36

I live in a Georgian house. Restoration was a nightmare and very expensive but it was worth it. We've been here for over a decade and no plans to ever move. I dislike Victorian houses in general.

Kitchenaide Mon 19-Sep-16 21:08:31

Georgian houses are beautiful but really very old... someone else can live in them and I will admire them. There are a lot of A&C where I live - very heavy architecture, poky windows, dark houses - not my cup of tea at all. My home is Edwardian and previous Victorian but they are building fabulous modern homes with classical proportions now - if I had my time again that's what I'd choose!!

Pradaqueen Wed 21-Sep-16 05:13:10

I am fortunate enough to have lived in Victorian, Georgian (current) and Arts and crafts. Can confirm arts and crafts are a pain in the arse, not logical and of questionable build quality ( mine was part of a revolutionary estate displaying the wonder of the new building style). Everything is offset and the 'quirky' features tricky to absorb into a modern way of living. Victorian is great. I have lived in an apartment in a Victorian mansion block (sadly I had the servant quarters end so less fancy than the other end - check this if you are buying a flat) and I have had a Victorian three storey detached villa. T'was beautiful but on a noisy road, sold it for the a&c one... I am now lucky enough to be in a Georgian one that the listed people had forgotten existed grin in the middle of nowhere so we have been able to carry out the work required (sympathetically but more quickly) and there is indeed a more spacious feel especially in the common areas such has hallways and landings which are wider. I have renovated Edwardian but like the a&c the build quality does vary. Not listed does give you more scope and will cost considerably less on running repairs.

katemess12 Wed 21-Sep-16 05:27:59

You rarely see either in Australia, so I know nothing about the details of the two, but I've always loved the LOOK of Georgian houses. There's one not far from where I live, and I always say if it ever comes up for sale, I'm going to buy it. grin

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