Believe it or not the Nicholson Residence is a renovation of a Federation single fronted terrace. The term “Federation” coincided with Australia becoming a nation of its own in 1901, much like how the Edwardian style for residential homes was named after King Edward. Thus, the Federation style was, broadly speaking, the Australian version of the Edwardian, but differed from the Edwardian in the use of Australian motifs, like Kangaroos and the Rising Sun (of Federation).