Defining the decades: Georgian Era

As the 18th Century saw the beginnings of the Agricultural and Industrial Revolution, a new middle class arose, and areas such as London began expanding rapidly with Georgian-style homes.

Georgian architecture can vary greatly as it spans such a long period. Earlier examples derive from the Baroque style, however, these gave way to the more classically-inspired Palladian designs and interior stylings ranging from classical Rococo to Gothic. Built between the reign of George I and George VI (1714-1830), these historic homes are brighter and more spacious than those constructed in the preceding era.

London's Georgian townhouses are amongst the capital's most sought-after properties with a large number built in Belgravia, the home of John D Wood & Co.’s headquarters. Grand terraces also line the streets and squares of prestigious neighbourhoods like Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Notting Hill, with many of these houses having been converted into apartments.

A classic Georgian home is square or rectangular, made of brick, and features symmetrical sash windows, shutters, and columns.

See a few examples here:

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Romney Street, Westminster

A newly built, very stylish and extremely modern house situated on Romney Street within Central Westminster, with wonderful views to the rear overlooking the Prestigious Smith Square, hidden behind the handsome original period façade and finished to an impeccably high standard with lots of light.

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Selwood Terrace, South Kensington

A late Georgian House retaining many of its original period features and whilst requiring updating throughout, has an atypical second floor addition offering extra living space and views not usually seen in this terrace.