Victorian Italianate (1850-1880)
Roof is usually shallow and made from slate or corrugated iron.External facades consisting of walls decoratively rendered (stucco), and verandas featuring cast iron lacework.
Double-hung windows with timber, and usually decorative window hoods.
Usually have semi octagonal projecting front room.
Mosaic tile or marble porch and hall floors.
This style was also copied from the British who had borrowed it from the grand country houses of the Italian Renaissance. The houses have a highly decorative facade with classical ornamentation.
Lethington in Summer Hill, built by William Fowler in 1883. http://oldestatesforsale.wordpress.com/category/italianate/