Federation architecture refers to the architectural style of Australian homes built around the decades before and after 1900 AD. These houses reflect the Art Nouveau movement at the time of Federation of the Australian States on 1 January 1901.
“Decorative features such as gables and motifs adorn the exterior of the property. Leadlight windows are also a common feature of the Federation style house and as a result, Federation houses are often very picturesque and eye catching.” – Archicentre
Read more here on Jon Ruwolt’s excellent blog http://federationdetails.blogspot.com