The different styles of properties in Norfolk


One of the many reasons why Norfolk is becoming a popular destination to move to is the different styles of properties there are. Someone moving to a big city, like London, for example, may find that they are limited to what they can buy due to price restrictions, location, and availability. However, in Norfolk, there’s plenty of variety to choose from. So let’s take a look at what styles of properties you can find in Norfolk.

Tudor Houses

A style of property that is very prominent in Norwich and Norfolk is Tudor houses. Take a stroll down Elm Hill in Norwich and you will find the street lined with Tudor buildings. Even outside the city, in some of the towns and villages of Norfolk, you can find Tudor houses. This style of house is often black and white as they’re made from timber frames, with clay used between the spaces. The prominent features include oriel windows and the most defining feature, the Tudor arch.


Tudor Houses on Elm Hill in Norwich

Georgian Houses

The Georgian style of houses were most commonly built between 1714 and 1830, however, as the style has fluctuated in popularity, many Georgian style houses were built in other western countries in the late 19th and 20th century when the style was revived. Whilst the Georgian style varies, the themes of proportion, balance, and symmetry are seen throughout.


Georgian house

Victorian Houses

One of the most common styles of properties across Norfolk and the UK is Victorian houses. During the industrial revolution, there were numerous housing booms that led to the construction of millions of Victorian houses across the country. The aesthetic of Victorian buildings can’t be defined as easily as other period architecture, as the popularity of certain styles changed during this time. However, the main influences in style were Regency architecture, Italianate style architecture, the Gothic Revival style, and Queen Anne style architecture. Victorian houses in Norfolk can be found within Norwich, typically in terraced streets, but can also be found in many towns and villages as detached houses.

Victorian houses in Norwich


Edwardian Houses

Edwardian architecture followed on from the Victorian style of buildings, and although the reign of King Edward VII lasted only 9 years, the Edwardian style of houses lasted for longer, until 1920, 10 years after Edwards VII’s death. This style of house was largely influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and had an anti-industrial theme. As a result, many Edwardian houses were built using locally sourced materials. Typically, Edwardian houses were shorter than Victorian houses as many didn’t have cellars or second floors. However, Edwardian houses were often built on larger plots, with bigger gardens.


Flint Cottages

Flint is the most common local building material used in Norfolk and we’re very thankful for that as it has produced many beautiful homes. Flint is used for a variety of buildings but is commonly used for cottages in Norfolk. Examples of this style of home can be found all over Norfolk; however, they’re particularly common close to the coast in North Norfolk, in towns and villages such as Sheringham and Brancaster.

Barn Conversions

Another style of property that is very popular in Norfolk is the barn conversion. Although many will share similar features, they often vary in style, ranging from simple restorations to ultra-contemporary designs. Most conversions will be set on large plots of land, sometimes within a farm. They will also be full of character as many original features like exposed beams and vaulted ceilings will be kept. Many will also have floor to ceiling windows, utilising lots of natural light.

City Centre Apartments

The hub of Norfolk, Norwich is gaining in popularity as a fantastic place to live and the demand for affordable properties in the city is bigger than ever. Because of this, we’ve seen a vast expansion in new apartment complexes across the city, ranging from 1 bedroom studio apartments to a 3 bedroom penthouse apartment in Norwich’s tallest residential building. Examples of these can be found in the Riverside area of Norwich, alongside the Riverside Entertainment complex and the Norwich City Football Club ground.

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