Siting, layout and form

The houses of the 1970s were heavily influenced by architect-designed houses of the 1960s, and were built in a range of styles but with fairly standard plans.


1970s houses were generally sited to provide a small front yard and large back yard. Read more.

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Typical layout

Open plan living areas were typical. Bedrooms were usually grouped at one end of the house and living areas at the other. Read more.

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Architect-designed houses

Most houses of this era were rectangular or L-shaped, with a low pitch roof, wide eaves, and aluminium windows and doors. Most were single storey but split-level houses were also common. Read more.