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Queen’s 90th birthday – 1920’s housing

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Last Updated: 26/04/2016  
Tags: Queens-90Th-Birthday-1920S-Housing

As the Queen celebrates her 90th Birthday today we thought we would take a look back at housing around the time she was born in the 1926.

Houses built in the 1920’s were built with ample space, in fact if we compare the average size house built today, they were twice the size of today’s new builds. The average British home built today is just 925 square feet compared to 1,850 in the 20’s.

Houses in this period were often semi-detached and had bay windows on the ground and first floor, often divided in the middle by tiles and fashioning a window gable. The pitch of the roofs were also very acute, making them ripe for loft conversions in the today’s world.

Interior fashions of the time were quite dark and oppressive compared to today’s interiors where making our rooms as light as is usually a priority. Dark, ornate furnishings, mirrors, guilt picture frames, heavy patterned curtains, dark shades of paint, stripped wooden floors with rugs, were all the rage.

If you are looking to buy a 1920’s house, with large rooms and plenty of space for a family Hawes and Co Raynes Park has this fantastic five bedroom property for sale for £1,850,000. Unlike the 1920’s interiors this house has been painted in a neutral palette throughout, giving it a lovely light and airy feel.


    5 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms, one marble
    2 Reception Rooms
    2 Kitchens
    Courtyard garden
    Roof terrace
    Electrically operated gates

For more information about this property please call 020 8946 1000 or follow the link.