From the architectural inception of Australia’s Colonial Style homes pre-1840 to the sustainable modular abodes being built for the future, each era in the evolution of this country’s architectural history abounds with its own distinct design features.

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European influences certainly began Australia’s architectural journey and decades later, with the rise of travel in the 1920s, the European influence re-emerged in Australian culture — particularly with the art deco wave, which is still noted for some real gems.

Modernism blossomed in Australia after the Second World War, and it’s a style that remains fresh today: Clean lines, large windows and progressive design make for a home that feels simultaneously classic and contemporary.

So whether you prefer a house bursting with history, a sustainable home that looks to the future — or something in between — there’s guaranteed to be a house in Australia to suit you.

Check out this infographic brought to you by Budget Direct Home Insurance. It takes a look at 17 of the country’s key features in home architecture. Have a look and you’re sure to be inspired.

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