The white fencing contrasts well with the locally sourced red brick.
Some had the Dutch/Flemish style of curved gables.
Carr was inspired by William Morris who once said '.... suppose people lived in little communities among gardens and fields, so that they could be in the country in five minutes.' A number of the houses were built with artist's studios and an early survey of just 168 residents found that 40 were artists, 16 were architects or engineers and nine were musicians or actors. So from the beginning the suburb attracted a particular type of resident.