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608 Riversdale Road,
|18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell|
|Stratford, 87-87A Bowen Street CAMBERWELL|
87-87A Bowen Street CAMBERWELL, Boroondara City
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Stratford, the house at 87-87A Bowen Street Camberwell, is of local historical and architectural significance. In terms of its size, form, and general composition the house is typical of many comfortable middle-class interwar Camberwell residences. It is distinguished from other examples, however, by its combination of typical 1930s eclectic design with a restrained plainness of exterior finish, sparing placement of doors and windows, and consciously modernist horizontal glazing bars.
|Doneraile is of local historical and state architectural significance. Designed by architect Evander McIver and constructed in 1890-91, Doneraile is a prototype for the emerging Federation villa. Its asymmetrical planning, strapwork chimneys, plain brick walling, pyramidal slate roof and Japanese turned timber detailing are all Federation characteristics, but were seen in combination in only a few houses prior to 1890. It is one of a limited number of prototypes that appeared in Melbourne during the period 1889-1892.|
The association in the 1940s with the prominent opera singer, Miss Amy Castles, is of local historical interest.
|Thomas Gaggin House|
25 Alma Road , Boroondara
|The Thomas Gaggin House is of local historical and architectural significance a representative and externally generally intact example of a substantial late Victorian Italianate villa, at a size comparatively rare in Camberwell. The Thomas Gaggin Houseis a skilled example of design in a two-toned brick Italianate style, typifying contemporary work by the prominent Melbourne architects Oakden, Addison and Kemp.|
|33 - 35 Alma Road|
33 - 35 Alma Road , BOROONDARA
|33 Alma Road, Camberwell is of historical and architectural significance as a fine and externally relatively intact example of an asymmetrical stuccoed Victorian Italianate villa with tower. It is distinguished architecturally from other examples by its quiet but consistent re-scaling of otherwise conventional Italianate elements, effectively enlarging the presence of the house.|
|Glenholm is of local historical and architectural significance as a representative and relatively externally intact example of a suburban Italianate brick villa of the late 1880s which is distinguished by its decorative dichrome brickwork. Its canted bay, slate roof, verandah with decorative lacework, and frontality on its site all mark the house as typical of the later period of nineteenth century suburban Italianate. While a fairly conservative design in general, Glenholm exhibits a high degree of consistency and richness in its main street presentation, and has an individuality which derives from the vigorous voussoir patterning of its dichrome brick.|
|Rokeby at 78 Althestan Road, Camberwell, is of municipal significance. Rokeby is an early and externally relatively intact example of a mature Federation design and is one of a relatively small group of houses that announced Federation architecture's complete arrival in the domestic sphere. Rokeby's site placement, angled corner bay, and placement of a pyramidal roof form punctuated by projecting sitting room and dining room bays, is a clear and mature reflection of the external massing that would mark the Federation period. Its pinwheel placement of rooms around a central hall became thoroughly characteristic of internal planning in the Federation period. Rokeby is quite closeto the seminal Federation plans by Alfred Dunn and Beverley Ussher of 1889-1892.|
The house also has a directness that presages later moves around Australia toward simpler bungalow composition. The sitting room bay canopy is unusual in Victoria in its combination of scalloped window hood and brackets, and the roof bracket to the north east corner predates a later bungalow characteristic. In general the design is rich in its combination of form and materials, yet plain and vigorously executed, externally.
Rokeby, the house at 78 Athelstan Road, is a red brick Federation house with a return verandah and angled corner bay, anchored compositionally by two projecting brick wings to the east and south.
|Stratford, the house at 87-87A Bowen Street Camberwell, is of local historical and architectural significance. In terms of its size, form, and general composition the house is typical of many comfortable middle-class interwar Camberwell residences. It is distinguished from other examples, however, by its combination of typical 1930s eclectic design with a restrained plainness of exterior finish, sparing placement of doors and windows, and consciously modernist horizontal glazing bars.|
Stratford, the house at 87-87A Bowen Street, Camberwell is broadly intact, externally, and has been maintained in general sympathy with its original materials and form. The house is double-fronted and bracketed, compositionally, with two tall cement-rendered chimneys. The roof is steeply pitched and clad in terra cotta Marseilles pattern tiles over its main and projecting wings, with a shallower skillion tiled roof over a ground floor bedroom and entry hall. The porch is formed by a gabled pavilion jutting from this skillion, and is entered through a stilted segmental arch dressed in tapestry brick. Similar brick dresses the bedroom window lintels, a semicircular panel over the ground floor lounge window, and six corbels under the larger gables. The west wing windows both have shutters, but the other windows were all plain insets, most with modernist horizontal glazing bars.
The house was divided into flats in 1950,[i] when a flat roofed bedroom was added to the ground floor at the south-east corner. The drawing for these works shows a new external stair to be constructed on the north elevation providing access to the first floor flat.
The fence is in clinker brick and may be original (albeit altered); an inlay of Roman tapestry brick laid in curves frames the gate and appears to be later, possibly dating from when the house was converted into flats in 1950. The concrete drive looks to be of a similar age.
[i] Details sourced from the City of Camberwell Building Index, #4705, dated 27 April 1950.
458 Road , Boroondara
|Stratford, at 458 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, is of local historical and architectural significance as a fine and generally intact example of an interwar suburban residence combining contemporary Tudor references.|
29 Canterbury Road , Boroondara
|Coolattie, at 29 Canterbury Road Camberwell, is of local historical and architectural significance. It is a handsome and relatively intact example of a substantial late Victorian residence in Camberwell combining a distinctive transversely proportioned and centralized plan form with a complex elevational treatment. The design is impressive in its control of scale and encompasses a broad range of detail spanning Italianate, Queen Anne and more distinctly Federation approaches.Coolattie's combination of late Victorian Italianate and early Federation elements is found in numerous other villa residences in the immediate area, however, it is one of a smaller number of examples in Camberwell to bring this transitional approach to a more substantial house.|
|44 Currajong Avenue|
44 Currajong Avenue , Boroondara
|44 Currajong Avenue is of local historical and architectural significance as an interesting and distinctive example of a bungalow constructed in the period immediately following WWI. While in its planning and general form 44 Currajong Avenue is characteristic of the bungalows constructed in subdivisions in south Camberwell in the period immediately following World War 1, it is one of the more elegant examples. The verandah appears to float in way not often seen in contemporary designs, and the house has a distinctive simplicity and balance in its materials and finishes. It is located in a streetscape and broader precinct (Sunnyside Estate) of relatively consistent interwar bungalow character.|
27 Inglesby Road , Boroondara
|Westrailia, 27 Inglesby Road, Camberwell is of local historical and architectural significance as a representative and externally intact example of a late 1880s dichromatic Italianate house of a type relatively common in Boroondara. Located on a prominent corner site, it is distinguished by its relatively high level of external integrity and the survival of its original fence and gates.|
|Designed in 1891 by little-known architect, J Charlesworth, Kantara, 622 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, is of local historical and state architectural significance as an early example of Australian Federation villa design. Kantara shows all the frontal characteristics of an Australian Federation house, but does so in the earliest period of Federation architecture. As an early expression of the new Federation architecture, it is paralleled by relatively few other published designs. The design draws together a range of generally compatible themes; of particular note are the integral verandah roof and dramatized corner tower (cupola) expression, both usually only seen in much later Federation designs, and the detailing to its main bay. The building is intact as viewed from the street and has a sympathetic garden setting which may retain elements of an early garden layout.|
622 Riversdale Road is a double-fronted brick residence with a return verandah, perched on a steeply banked site overlooking Riversdale Road. The roof is of terracotta tile in a Marseilles pattern, hipped in the main body and framed with a gabled wing at the north-east corner. It is punctuated by corbel-topped chimneys.
[i] Details sourced from the City of Camberwell Building Index, # 13920, dated 7 April 1954.
[ii] Details sourced from the City of Boroondara Building Index, BS-1092/981061/0, dated 9 September 2002; permit files 40/408/17717/Planning -223.3033.622 (temp.)
|No. 660 Riversdale Road is of local historical and architectural significance as a substantial brick residence in the Old English manner.|
660 Riversdale Road[i] is an example of Old English suburban housing, dating from 1938.[ii] It utilizes a corner site, at Riversdale Road and Woodlands Avenue, and is not similar to building stock in the nearby Golf Links and Hassett estates in its general style and approach.
|899 Toorak Road|
899 Toorak Road , Boroondara
|Provisional Grading - to be reviewed 899 Toorak Road, Camberwell, is of local historical and architectural significance, as a fine and relatively externally intact example of a sophisticated Bungalow design from the early 1920s. Its asymmetrical composition is robust, elegant and powerful, and tending to the abstract in comparison with most local bungalow counterparts. It is also distinctive for its Japanese character.|
The house could not be described in detail as it is not visible from the street and access was not available during the course of the Review. The following description is based on existing documentation (Camberwell Conservation Study 1991 and drawings) and would need to be confirmed on site.
The house is obscured from the street by a 2.5 metre high stained timber paling fence with galvanized steel gates. The upper section of the main gable, together with the clinker-brick chimney, is visible from the street, along with other elements of the roof. The roof is in its original terracotta tiles, and the gable has its original shingles and pattern of fascias, albeit repainted.
|931 Toorak Road is of local historical and architectural significance. Architecturally, it is of significance as an intact and well-preserved example of a two-storey attic house in a popular Melbourne form following the US Bungalow pattern championed by Katherine Budd and Gustav Stickley.|
It is demonstrative of the influence of Eastern US house design on Bungalow forms in Melbourne in the 1920s, alongside better-known influences from California. The house retains its setting, including original fence and entry pergola, and is set in a dense garden.
Though constructed for the original owner, Thomas Bee, between 1930 and 1950, the house is also of historical interest for its association with James Nettleton, Mayor of Camberwell 1932-4 and prominent in public affairs in the local area and further afield. Nettleton lived in the house between 1930 and 1950 and the property remained in the Nettleton family until at least the 1960s.
|Warranbine is of local architectural and historical significance as an early example in Camberwell of a large single-storey villa to adopt a style other than the Italianate, in this case a distinctively Old English mode. The design is distinguished by a strong, simple composition on its Wattle Valley Road frontage, which meshes well with its imposing and lush garden.|
Much of its interest derives from its early date of construction; appearing in the early 1890s and combining aspects of the developing Federation mode with elements of earlier approaches to design, as in its symmetry. The additions have been unobtrusive and are visibly sympathetic, although the overpainting of the exterior detracts from the presentation of the building.
Warranbine is a symmetrical-fronted single-storey brick house set in a large garden though one section, the present No. 127, was subdivided from it in recent years. The east elevation, facing Wattle Valley Road, is dominated by two equal gables, expressing two bedrooms, half timbered and jutting out over a timber-framed verandah marked by a gablet at the centre, over the entry to the front door.
The house was extended to the south and north in 1978, to designs by Richard Fakhry.[i] Other than for these works, the main alteration that has occurred is the overpainting of the exterior.
|10 Donna Buang Street|
10 Donna Buang Street , Boroondara
|Architecturally, a superb well-preserved Japanese inspired Californian Bungalow, with rare Malthoid or similar bituminous roof-cladding, early reinforced concrete walling and the distinctive low-gabled form which its use allowed, notable verandah details and a mature period landscape setting. Of the known examples of Perrott's concrete Bungalows, this appears to be the best example as well as among the earliest group: of State importance.|
Almost taken straight from the Malthoid advertisements (Asbestos roofing), this Japanese inspired Californian Bungalow has all of the attributes of its type. Rubble field stone is used on the verandah piers and chimneys, the roof gables are low as allowed by its rare intact Malthoid roof cladding, the verandahs are wide and cavernous and possess stout timber posts and shingling is used for cladding. Enhancing the interplay of form,' the house is set at an angle on the block
|23 Sunnyside Avenue|
23 Sunnyside Avenue , Boroondara
Architecturally, an outstanding, well-preserved and distinctive house design, skilfully adapting what appears to be an English Edwardian Freestyle inspiration, in a period landscape setting also a major contributor to an important Bungalow era estate: of State importance. Historically, interesting as the residence of Frank Le Leu, a prominent figure in local building activity: of regional interest.
This is an unusual house design for the home of a designer-builder, appearing instead to have been architect designed. Taking on the British Edwardian Freestyle manner, such as practised by Voysey and Edward Lutyens , the house also could be connected to the Bungalow ilk via the Swiss Chalet Bungalow. It is two-storey, stuccoed with a clinker brick base, and has a gabled and tiled roof. The windows are distributed in an informal fashion across the facade, some arched lunette type openings others boxed and others bayed: most have diamond-pattern leading and all are timber framed.
The fence is also notable with unusual piers, gates and broad-trellis panels set over a brick base. Mature period landscape surrounds the house.
|Architecturally, a distinctive Queen Anne design by the style's most adept architects which is sited within a contemporary streetscape; of regional importance. Historically, Stanmore's first owner is typical of the class which has become associated with the Camberwell municipality.|
Freeland's description is apt, given the evident intention to create a picturesque roof line and a plan which follows suit. Attic rooms had both the functional advantage of cheap second level space and the design advantage of potentially numerous roof shapes protruding from the archetypical hipped main roof.
630 Riversdale Road , Boroondara
|Architecturally, a large and externally near intact (?) example of a common 19th Century villa style which is greatly enhanced by its exotic and ornamental landscape setting; of regional importance. Historically, linked briefly with the Derham family but, as the first owners, very expressive of the tastes and expectations of their like both in choice of garden and home; of local importance and regional interest|
The carriage drive leads to an oval lawn that bows before the Victorian residence.
The Burke Road Precinct, Camberwell/Hawthorn East, is an area of heritage significance for the following reason:
The Prospect Hill Road Precinct, Camberwell, is of heritage significance for the following reasons:
The Golf Links Estate, which occupies the former Riversdale Golf Club, was subdivided in 1927 and lots were offered for sale later that year. The first houses on the estate were built in 1928 with the majority of the allotments built and occupied by 1938. The Golf Links Estate, Camberwell, is an area of heritage significance for the following reasons:
Houses were constructed on much of the estate by World War II and the visual homogeneity promoted by the small range of architectural styles and materials was enhanced by the physical link of the concrete paved roads with their broad nature strips, medians and cast concrete street lamps at main intersections. Street names were obligingly set into pavements with the probable intention of reduced eye-level signs.