This style of property proves most desirable – are you living the dream?

Modern may be more practical but it appears period is more popular

Do you live in a Georgian house? It would seem you are living the dream, quite literally. Since Georgian homes won the vote as most popular home style in a recent study.

According to a new poll, commissioned by Anglian Home Improvements, Georgian homes were found to be the most architecturally desirable property style throughout the UK.

Related: Have a wander around this five-bedroom 1820s period house with a modern interior

The elegant style home, with symmetry and grandeur at the heart of its design, won favour over more modern builds. The top spot was closely followed by Victorian and Tudor style homes.

Respondents were less accustomed with modern homes like 60s low rise properties, 41 per cent, and low energy homes, 27 per cent. Proving period homes are still desirable, all these years on.

Top three most-loved home styles through the ages...

1. Georgian houses

sloping roof house with white door and windows and grass lawn

(Image credit: David Still)

The Georgian era of architecture counts between 1714 and 1830. This elegant style of house design drew influence from the classical grandeur of Greece and Rome. The architecture is very symmetrical and features many ornate decorative touches.

Fun fact: During the Georgian period, residents were faced with a heavy window tax – this will be why many people bricked up windows, to avoid it.

2. Tudor houses

Tudor homes were built between 1485 and 1603. These homes have a very distinctive, recognisable black and white appearance. Classic homes from this era often feature exposed timber frames, thatched roofs and narrow windows.

3. Victorian houses

sloping roof house with red brick walls and white door

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

During the Victorian period, 1837 and 1901, a Gothic revival took place within the world of architecture. Homes built during this time were designed asymmetrically, with pointed arches and elaborate patterns.

Fun Fact: Lavish decoration was a way for homeowners to show off their wealth and status. These included  features such as ornate stained glass windows and doors.

Related: Explore this stunning Victorian house in Chester

The research was commissioned to launch the Homes Across the Decades quiz – looking into the architectural style of homes and exterior features that Brits love the best.

Do you know your period properties?


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.