A Bounce Back In Time

Posted: by October 27th, 2017

The clocks go back this weekend so we too are going back in time to explore the changes in architecture across Northern Ireland.

Using examples of houses for sale on PropertyPal, we see how architecture styles of the past commonly experience revival.  From the Tudor era right through to contemporary architecture, we have witnessed house characteristics change, evolve and modernise.  House design commonly comes around 360 – with current styles resembling what has gone before.  

 

TUDOR

The Tudor period between 1485 – 1603 was popular for decorative half-timbering, steeply pitched roofs and elaborate masonry chimneys.  Many of the revival examples are dominated visually with half-timbering, pitched roofs, rounded entryways and window openings.  Other variants include the English cottage. 

 

Brooklands, 143 Groomsport Road, Bangor

Brooklands 143 Groomsport Road, Bangor

 

The Beacon, 42 Newforge Lane, Belfast

The Beacon, 42 Newforge Lane, Belfast

 

GOTHIC 

Gothic architecture originated in the 1740’s in England.  It is the most familiar form of architecture seen in castles, cathedrals, abbeys and churches.  During this time, design became more sculptured with ribbed vaulting, flying buttresses and pointed arches. 

 

18 Moneycarragh Road, Clough, Downpatrick

18 Moneycarragh Road, Clough, Downpatrick

 

Rostrevor House, Greenpark Road, Rostrevor

Rostrevor House, Greenpark Park, Rostrevor

 

Quarry Bank, 56 Quarry Road, Belfast

Quarry Bank, 56 Quarry Road, Belfast

 

GEORGIAN

Georgian architecture is the style which dominated from 1714 -1830.  Symmetry and multi-pane sash windows were the key characteristics.  It’s the country house standing alone in its own landscaped garden.  Architecture was about proportion, balance and grandeur.  Window style is the main element which distinguishes the classical elements of Georgian architecture – that retains its popularity today.

 

Belvedere House, 228 Ballylesson Road, Drumbo, Lisburn

Belvedere House, 228 Ballylesson Road, Drumbo, Lisburn

 

Wavertree House, Loughries, Newtownards

Wavertree House, Loughries, Newtownards

 

Winton, 3b Old Road, Ballinderry Upper

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Dartan Hall, Kennedies Road, Killylea, Armagh

Dartan Hall, Kennedies Road, Killylea, Armagh

 

VICTORIAN

Victorian style architecture refers to the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901).  Homes were characterised as narrow and tall with towers and turrets and French windows.  Inside – these homes were bursting with accessories and luxury fabrics.  

 

Crusheen, 28 Cadogan Park, Belfast

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Ballycrenan, 65 Craigdarragh Road, Helens Bay, Bangor

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Maxwell Court, 15 Ballygowan Road, Comber

Maxwell Court, 15 Ballygowan Road, Comber

 

Hillhead, 39 Ballyhenry Road, Comber

Hillhead, 39 Ballyhenry Road, Comber

 

Williamstown Court, Castlebellingham

Williamstown Court, Castlebellingham

 

EDWARDIAN

Edwardian Architecture was prominent between 1901-1910 and characterised by larger spaces and lighter colours.  It removed the clutter of the Victorian era, opened up the home and was regarded as a breath of fresh air.  

 

30 Windsor Park, Malone Road, Belfast

30 Windsor Park, Malone Road, Belfast

 

99 Cathedral Road & 4 Altavallen Park, Desart Lane, Armagh

99 Cathedral Road, 4 Altavallen Park, Desart Lane, Armagh

 

Milecross House, 49 Belfast Road, Newtownards

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6 The Green, Dunmurry, Belfast

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Addeelia House, Apartment Adelaide Park, Malone Road, Belfast

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MODERN

Modern Architecture commenced in the first half of the 20th Century, becoming dominant after the Second World War.  It is characterised by clean lines, simplicity and geometric forms.  Architects started experimenting more with materials including reinforced concrete, glass, steel, chrome and cladding options.   

 

The Leaves, 107 Tullyard Road, Drumbo, Lisburn

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Apple Tree House, Gortflugh, Rathmullan

Apple Tree House, Gortflugh, Rathmullan

 

1 Carnathen Lane, Donaghadee

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CONTEMPORARY

Then came along contemporary architecture – which has signalled a major shift towards eco minimalism and the emergence of the ‘smart home.’  Attention is now given to utilising more meaningful, environmentally friendly materials teamed with digitalisation and expression of individuality.

 

97 Ballybarnes Road, Craigantlet

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Barn 2, Copper Barns, Loughloughan Road, Broughshane

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Robinsview, 94a Monlough Road, Saintfield, Ballynahinch

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Twisel Brae, Glenview Road, Holywood

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