A Gallery of Great Federation Design

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These beautiful heritage buildings are works of Art. They are known by their own names, and are mixed media masterpieces often with fancy brickwork, fine tiling and at best parquetry flooring, with complex skilled joinery, artistic embellishments such as ornate ceilings, beautiful artisan lead light windows and a valued heritage.
The individual residences showcased here are each listed in the References below

Federation Style

Federation style derived from the architecture of the English Revival which celebrated variability – sometimes referred to as the aesthetic of the ‘picturesque’.[1]
  • The picturesque aesthetic can also be seen as a rejection of the modern world of darkened cities, factories and mass production in that it celebrated traditional craftsmanship through the varied use of materials such as stone, brick, shingle and timber.
  • See also Picturesque Queen Anne
The Fairfax family’s vast harbour-front Point Piper estate, Elaine, is being introduced to the market as “Elaine Gardens”, worth $80m. The picturesque Gothic home has been owned by the Fairfax media dynasty since 1891 when it was bought for £2100.
The Fairfax family’s vast harbour-front Point Piper estate, Elaine, is being introduced to the market as “Elaine Gardens”, worth $80m. The picturesque Gothic home has been owned by the Fairfax media dynasty since 1891 when it was bought for £2100.


Federation Exteriors

Edzell, 76 St Georges Road Toorak Victoria, in English Revival (Queen Anne) style
Edzell, 76 St Georges Road Toorak Victoria, in English Revival (Queen Anne) style


1. Queen Anne Style

The Queen Anne style took its name from the British monarch of late 17th century but, in reality, derived inspiration from the Tudor and other earlier periods.
  • The Gothic (Queen Anne) Revival style is part of the mid-19th century picturesque and romantic movement in architecture, reflecting the public's taste for buildings inspired by medieval design.
  • This was a real departure from the previously popular styles that drew inspiration from the classical forms of ancient Greece and Rome.
The Gables Mansion and Gardens by Ussher and Kemp
The Gables Mansion and Gardens by Ussher and Kemp

The grand Federation home, "Lugano", 17 Victoria Square Ashfield
The grand Federation home, "Lugano", 17 Victoria Square Ashfield

Richard Norman Shaw was the Revival's most influential British exponent in the late 19th century.
Its clearest identifying features are:
  1. Red brick construction,
  2. tall striated brick chimneys,
  3. striped Tudor-style batons on gables, called 'half timbering',
  4. white trim around windows
  5. overhanging upper-storey windows called oriels and
  6. ornamental timber work particularly on verandahs.
Picturesque design especially at the roof level at 27 Balwyn Road, Camberwell, Victoria by Architects Ussher and Kemp
Picturesque design especially at the roof level at 27 Balwyn Road, Camberwell, Victoria by Architects Ussher and Kemp
Read more: Kira, 27 Balwyn Road, Camberwell, Victoria
'Queen Anne' exteriors tended to be asymmetrical with elements such as a turret or unexpected circular window added for interest and delight. In this respect English Revival architecture was a reaction against a formulaic and predictable Georgian classicism.


Booloominbah by John Horbury Hunt, UNE Armidale, Southern Elevation
Booloominbah by John Horbury Hunt, UNE Armidale, Southern Elevation
Read more: Booloominbah by John Horbury Hunt, UNE Armidale NSW

"The principle behind the "English Revival" (Queen Anne) or "Gothic" home is one of frankness.
English cottage style
English cottage style

That is, the exterior is a frank expression of the interior.
The floor plan is first laid out and, regardless of its intricacy, the exterior is made to reveal what it encloses."
  • "Thus the Gothic (Queen Anne) style is the most flexible of all.

  • Though symmetry is sacrificed it is more than made up for in the subtle balancing of parts.
  • The finished result, if carefully watched, will be a beautiful composition of shapely architectural forms, varied wall surfaces, projecting casements and rich, decorative detail.
  • For the expression of one’s personality in a home, nothing could be more pliable, and in the end satisfying."
    - 1928, the Builder's Home Catalog[2]

"The (smaller) English Cottage style is notable for its steeply pitched, cross-gabled roof.
  • Decorative half timbering is common in the gable and second story.
  • The windows are relatively tall and slender with multi-pane glazing separated by either
    wood or lead (bars).
  • Chimneys are very large and commonly decorated with ornate chimney pots."[3] (see below)

Two Launceston Federation Queen Anne Houses,

designed by Queensland Architect J. Martyn Haenke
  • Haenke (originally from Toowoomba, Queensland) was designing buildings in Launceston, Tasmania, between June 1904 and May 1906.
  • Haenke managed to integrate elements of the Arts and Crafts Movement and bold Art Nouveau forms with the use of timber work, brick and tile common with his contemporaries.
  • Some time in 1905 he left for the mainland and then to California, where he became an architect of note.
36 Lyttleton Street East Launceston Tasmania; heritage named 'Victoria League House' built in 1905 by J. & T. Gunn and then known as ‘The Manor House’, the private residence of Cyril Perrin, a leading Launceston businessman. THR ID #4445
36 Lyttleton Street East Launceston Tasmania; heritage named 'Victoria League House' built in 1905 by J. & T. Gunn and then known as ‘The Manor House’, the private residence of Cyril Perrin, a leading Launceston businessman. THR ID #4445
Read more: Manor House, 36 Lyttleton Street East Launceston Tasmania
* Harrap House now Egremont 20 Welman Street, Launceston
  • At a cost of £1,784 of 13 rooms with 12 foot ceilings on the corner of Wellman and Elizabeth Streets, commenced 4 July 1903 and completed April 1904, survives virtually intact and untouched as evidenced by the photographs, even down to its original light fittings with their shades. [4]
Egremont 20 Welman Street, Launceston TAS. designed for the Harrap family (Ada, May, and brother George) by J Martyn Haenke; now operating as Egremont Bed And Breakfast; THR #4696
Egremont 20 Welman Street, Launceston TAS. designed for the Harrap family (Ada, May, and brother George) by J Martyn Haenke; now operating as Egremont Bed And Breakfast; THR #4696
Read more: Harrap House,** now **Egremont 20 Welman Street, Launceston TAS.

Lenoma, 7 Chrystobel Crescent Hawthorn, Victoria
Lenoma, 7 Chrystobel Crescent Hawthorn, Victoria
"This gracious six bedroom and study Federation residence c1910 is a grand two-level domain of rich original charm and light
with street and parkland frontage in the exclusive heart of the prestigious Grace Park Estate"
Read more: Lenoma, 7 Chrystobel Crescent Hawthorn, Victoria

2. Arts and Crafts style

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Hollowforth, Neutral Bay, by Architect Edward Jeaffreson JacksonRead more: Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW 2089
Redleaf, 8 Redleaf Ave, Wahroonga NSW
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Even more than Queen Anne, Arts and Crafts celebrates the artisanship of the carpenter, bricklayer, mason, plasterer and glazier.

Arts and Crafts placed added emphasis on the variation of materials. But the elements of the Arts and Crafts design tend to be less flamboyant and overtly historical than those in Queen Anne.
Hollowforth by architect E. Jefferson Jackson
Hollowforth by architect E. Jefferson Jackson
Read more: Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW 2089
Arts and Crafts celebrated traditional craftsmanship through the
  1. varied use of materials such as stone, brick, shingle and timber.
  2. fine detailing and natural ‘organic’ shapes - flowers in particular - were important.
  3. rough-cast (or pebble-dash) style wall decoration is an important component of the style, adding another form of natural finish.
  • See Federation Arts and Crafts style
  • Contemporary North American architecture, too, was influenced by this craft revival. It, in turn, influenced aspects of Australian architectural design, particularly with the local adoption of the wall hung timber shingle.
  • The Arts and Crafts Movement was one of the most influential, profound and far-reaching design movements of modern times. It began in Britain around 1880 and quickly spread across America and Europe

    "Trevenna" Armidale NSW, is clearly representative of the domestic architecture of Hunt.
    "Trevenna" Armidale NSW, is clearly representative of the domestic architecture of Hunt.
Read more: Trevenna, UNE Armidale NSW, by John Horbury Hunt

Officer House, Eaglemont Vic by Architect Harold Desbrowe-Annear
Officer House, Eaglemont Vic by Architect Harold Desbrowe-Annear
Read more: Officer House, 55 Outlook Drive Eaglemont Victoria
Federation Arts and Crafts home at 4 Elsmere Street East Launceston; THR ID #4183
Federation Arts and Crafts home at 4 Elsmere Street East Launceston; THR ID #4183
Read more: 4 Elsmere Street East Launceston
"Little Milton" is a landmark 'Arts and Crafts' family residence at 26 Albany Road, Toorak, Vic 3142
"Little Milton" is a landmark 'Arts and Crafts' family residence at 26 Albany Road, Toorak, Vic 3142
Read more: Little Milton, 26 Albany Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria


3. Federation Bungalow style


The Federation Bungalow style employed design elements of the other two styles but usually in a simplified fashion.

'Travancore' - by Ussher & Kemp, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
'Travancore' - by Ussher & Kemp, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
Read more: Travancore 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Victoria. 3124
  • A Federation Bungalow was typically single storey with emphasis on the verandah; the element that characterised the original bungalow derived from colonial India. [4]
    Federation Bungalow Home, 'Amalfi' 2 Appian Way, Burwood, NSW
    Federation Bungalow Home, 'Amalfi' 2 Appian Way, Burwood, NSW
Read more: Amalfi 2 Appian Way, Burwood, NSW

The Federation Bungalow style was the Australian response to the bungalow style that was developed in America by people like Gustav Stickley.
  • Gustav Stickley was a furniture manufacturer, design leader, publisher and the chief proselytizer for the American Craftsman style, an extension of the British Arts and Crafts movement.
'Travancore' - Ussher & Kemp Grandeur - 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Vic.
'Travancore' - Ussher & Kemp Grandeur - 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Vic.
Read more: Travancore 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Victoria. 3124

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.
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.
Read more: Rokeby, 78 Athelstan Road Camberwell Victoria
'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 close to the seminal Federation plans by Alfred Dunn and Beverley Ussher of 1889-1892."
'Blackwood' 13 Kasouka Road, Camberwell, Victoria
'Blackwood' 13 Kasouka Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Read more: Blackwood 13 Kasouka Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Federation Bungalow design at 15 Currajong Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124 (part of the Sunnyside Estate)
Federation Bungalow design at 15 Currajong Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124 (part of the Sunnyside Estate)
Read more: 15 Currajong Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124

By 1915 the bungalow was being promoted as the ideal home, in contrast to the terrace house form popular in the nineteenth century. (e.g. "Bring Back Bungalows")
Tessellated verandah tiling is a very desirable feature at 'Susquahana' 162 Cross Road, Malvern SA
Tessellated verandah tiling is a very desirable feature at 'Susquahana' 162 Cross Road, Malvern SA
Read more: Susquahana 162 Cross Road, Malvern SA



4. Federation Filigree Style

Federation Filigree was designed to create shade while allowing for the free flow of air. The "Queenslander' is the foremost example of this style.
Earlsferry House and Grounds 1A Nurstead Ave, Bassendean, W.A.
Earlsferry House and Grounds 1A Nurstead Ave, Bassendean, W.A.

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Derry (former home of May Gibbs) Neutral Bay, NSW

Earlsferry is a two storey brick, iron and timber house in the Federation Queen Anne style.Read more: Earlsferry House and Grounds 1A Nurstead Ave, Bassendean, W.A.
May Gibbs was one of Australia’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators. known for the iconic Australian children’s story, The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
This Queenslander is one of the most spectacular timber houses in Brisbane: Cremorne, heritage-listed Hamilton Hill riverfront mansion at 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton QLD 4007, sold for over $7 million on 18 December 2015
This Queenslander is one of the most spectacular timber houses in Brisbane: Cremorne, heritage-listed Hamilton Hill riverfront mansion at 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton QLD 4007, sold for over $7 million on 18 December 2015
Read more: Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton, City of Brisbane, Queensland

These houses have:
  • balconies screened with decorative balustrading
  • cast-iron (or later: timber) balustrades and brackets
  • common verandah posts, panels, friezes and brackets, which were manufactured products made in Australia,

These houses are instantly recognised as Federation for the following features:

  • Dominant hipped roofs, often broken by false gables
  • Turned or square timber verandah columns supplemented by elaborate timber decoration
  • Leadlight or coloured glass windows
  • Late 19th or early 20th Century period of construction
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Monterey Federation Apartments at 1 Avenue Road MOSMAN, NSW
Read more: Monterey Federation Apartments, 1 Avenue Road MOSMAN, NSW
Kianga - Vaucluse Federation House
Kianga - Vaucluse Federation House
Read more: Kianga, New South Head Rd, Vaucluse, NSW


Federation Interiors

Overseas interior trends influenced Federation interiors in Australia:
  1. The Gothic Period was a revival by the Victorians in the 19th Century and was a style that had a religious symbolic base.
  2. The Victorian Period provided a great change for the middle-class home. Goods and services became more accessible for the general population, and pride in the home began to show.
  3. Art Nouveau is considered the first style of the 20th Century, and a movement forward in the way design was concepted, coming from the present rather than looking back at the past. In interiors, Art Nouveau influenced joinery, leadlight glass and wallpapers.
    Art Nouveau interior at Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn, Tas 7250
    Art Nouveau interior at Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn, Tas 7250
Read more: Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn, Tas 7250

Art Nouveau joinery and leadlight at Chadwick House designed by Desbrowe-Annear in Melbourne
Art Nouveau joinery and leadlight at Chadwick House designed by Desbrowe-Annear in Melbourne
Read more: Chadwick House 32-34 The Eyrie, Eaglemont, Victoria

Edwardian interior at Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell, Vic
Edwardian interior at Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell, Vic

Read more: Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell, Victoria;

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Wall panelling and picture rails at Edzell House 76 St Georges Road Toorak Melbourne
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Read more: Manor House, 36 Lyttleton Street East Launceston Tasmania

  • The artistic and build quality of the timber joinery is considered the 'measure' of Federation interior decoration.[5]
Ornate bay window arch at Travancore, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Ornate bay window arch at Travancore, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Read more: Travancore 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Victoria. 3124
Ornate interiors at Coomaroo, 63A Albany Road Toorak, Victoria
Ornate interiors at Coomaroo, 63A Albany Road Toorak, Victoria
Read more: Coomaroo, 63A Albany Road Toorak, Victoria
  • Inside the house, colours were muted but decoration was ornate.
Leadlight glass at 46 Bowen Crescent Carlton North 3054
Leadlight glass at 46 Bowen Crescent Carlton North 3054
Read more: 46 Bowen Crescent Carlton North 3054

Ballarat home featuring Australian motifs in leadlight glass windows
Ballarat home featuring Australian motifs in leadlight glass windows

PHOTOGRAPHY MARK ROPER
PHOTOGRAPHY MARK ROPER


1. Australian motifs

Federation House, rising sun motif on front gable:
Federation House, rising sun motif on front gable:
from "The Federation House" by Hugh Fraser and Ray Joyce
from "The Federation House" by Hugh Fraser and Ray Joyce

  • Australian motifs abound with flora and fauna both displayed in the plaster ceilings or used in fabrics, wallpaper, glass and tiles.
  • The most prevalent Australian motif is the 'rising sun' as a gable decoration.
 Officer House, is a residence designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear.
Officer House, is a residence designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear.

Built in 1903, 55 Outlook Drive, Eaglemont, often referred to as the Officer House
Built in 1903, 55 Outlook Drive, Eaglemont, often referred to as the Officer House

Highly decorative pressed tin ceiling as opposed to exposed timber
Highly decorative pressed tin ceiling as opposed to exposed timber

Detailing and decoration that shows Art Nouveau influences
Detailing and decoration that shows Art Nouveau influences

Read more: Officer House, 55 Outlook Drive Eaglemont Victoria

2. Coloured glass or lead-light

  • Coloured glass or lead-light was used throughout Federation homes and the top panels of the front door often featured panels of colour in soft pastels with Art Nouveau or Australian motifs.
  • Leadlights or leaded lights are decorative windows made of small sections of glass supported in lead cames, and impart elegance and romantic charm to the rooms they illuminate.
  • This tradition is a Gothic influence, deriving from the stained glass of Gothic Revival churches.
  • Federation leadlight is usually inspired by Art Nouveau, and so has a fanciful, natural theme:
Art Nouveau leadlight at Vermont, 16 Adelaide Street, East Launceston
Art Nouveau leadlight at Vermont, 16 Adelaide Street, East Launceston

16 Adelaide Street, East Launceston shows Alexander North in an inventive mood
16 Adelaide Street, East Launceston shows Alexander North in an inventive mood

Read more: Vermont, 16 Adelaide Street, East Launceston. Tasmania
Leadlight glass at 46 Bowen Crescent Carlton North 3054
Leadlight glass at 46 Bowen Crescent Carlton North 3054
Read more: 46 Bowen Crescent Carlton North 3054
Ornate leadlight glass at Carramah, 31 Canterbury Road, CAMBERWELL, Victoria, by Architects Ussher and Kemp
Ornate leadlight glass at Carramah, 31 Canterbury Road, CAMBERWELL, Victoria, by Architects Ussher and Kemp
Read more: Carramah, 31 Canterbury Road, CAMBERWELL
The Gables Tea-room: Renowned Queen Anne architects Ussher and Kemp celebrate Australian flora and fauna in the intricate plasterwork and leadlight throughout the Gables mansion.
The Gables Tea-room: Renowned Queen Anne architects Ussher and Kemp celebrate Australian flora and fauna in the intricate plasterwork and leadlight throughout the Gables mansion.


Read more: The Gables Mansion and Gardens, 15 Finch St, Malvern East VIC 3145

3. Bulls-eye windows

  • Round bulls-eye windows as well as bay windows were popular.
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4. Bay Windows

Ornate bay and bow windows at Auld Reekie, 511 Royal Parade Parkville, Vic. Their external view is illustrated below.
Ornate bay and bow windows at Auld Reekie, 511 Royal Parade Parkville, Vic. Their external view is illustrated below.
Read more: Auld Reekie, 511 Royal Parade Parkville, Victoria

'Auld Reekie' is of architectural significance to the State of Victoria.
  • 'Auld Reekie' is architecturally significant as intact example of an Edwardian era villa in the "so-called" Federation Queen Anne style.
  • This style, arguably one of the first distinctive Australian architectural styles, is illustrated by the elaborate roof detailing, picturesque appearance and materials of red brick and terra cotta tiles.
Auld Reekie, 511 Royal Parade Parkville
Auld Reekie, 511 Royal Parade Parkville

5. French Doors

  • A French door is a door style consisting of a frame around one or more transparent and/or translucent panels (called windows or lights) that may be installed singly, in matching pairs, or even as series.
    French doors at Carramah, 31 Canterbury Road Camberwell Vic, by Architects Ussher and Kemp
    French doors at Carramah, 31 Canterbury Road Camberwell Vic, by Architects Ussher and Kemp
Read more: Carramah, 31 Canterbury Road, Camberwell, Victoria
  • French doors have a purpose beyond style. The windows in the door allow more light to enter a room.This was important in a time before the discovery of electricity, as it allowed people to have light in their homes for a longer part of the day.
  • Light could be admitted to hallways and interior rooms that had no other window
  • See also Cosy Federation Interiors

5. Fireplaces

Launceston, Tasmania: Manor house fireplace, Harrap house two fireplaces
Launceston, Tasmania: Manor house fireplace, Harrap house two fireplaces

Edwardian fireplace at Talano, 18 Kintore Street Camberwell, Vic.
Edwardian fireplace at Talano, 18 Kintore Street Camberwell, Vic.

Cosy Federation sitting room at Travancore, 608 Riversdale Rd Camberwell (1899)
Cosy Federation sitting room at Travancore, 608 Riversdale Rd Camberwell (1899)

The Federation or Edwardian fireplace rejected Victorian styles and fireplace practices (Victorian fireplaces were not efficient).
As the Federation house expressed a desire for informality, fireplaces were often moved to the corner of a room, or situated in cosy nooks and bays.
Arts and Crafts interior at 'Susquahana' 162 Cross Road, Malvern, S.A.
Arts and Crafts interior at 'Susquahana' 162 Cross Road, Malvern, S.A.
Read more: Susquahana 162 Cross Road, Malvern SA
Inglenook fireplace at 'Strathearn', 8 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell, Victoria
Inglenook fireplace at 'Strathearn', 8 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell, Victoria
Read more: Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell, Victoria
Carefully detailed Edwardian style timber joinery at 15 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell, Vic 3124
Carefully detailed Edwardian style timber joinery at 15 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell, Vic 3124
Read more: 15 Currajong Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124

6. Federation Bathrooms

  • In an Edwardian bathroom, there’s tile across the whole floor and tile or wainscotting half or a third of the way up the wall to make the surfaces easy to clean, and the walls above topped with light pastel colors or floral patterns.
  • Empty corners and open spaces were the rule, with only as much exposed plumbing as was expressly needed to fill a Clawfoot Tub and feed the Console Sink and toilet.
  • Edwardian bathrooms, as with the rest of Edwardian architecture, utilized lots of natural light, so there’re lots of large windows, light pastel color schemes, and often bouquets of fresh flowers to emphasize the bright, natural aspect of the bathroom.
Period bathroom at 15 Currajong Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124
Period bathroom at 15 Currajong Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124
Read more: 15 Currajong Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124
Period bathroom at Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn, Tas 7250
Period bathroom at Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn, Tas 7250
Read more: Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn, Tas 7250
Original Federation style bathroom with modern shower and tap ware.
Original Federation style bathroom with modern shower and tap ware.
Read more: Federation Bathrooms



Federation Houses as Great Works of Art:

(in order of appearance above)

Edzell, 76 St Georges Road Toorak Victoria
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Edzell House Toorak.
Edzell House Toorak.

Edzell, 76 St Georges Road, Toorak VIC 3142
Edzell, 76 St Georges Road, Toorak VIC 3142

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The Gables Mansion and Gardens, 15 Finch St, Malvern East VIC 3145

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The Gables for functions & events
The Gables for functions & events

Positioned in a lovely tree-lined street in East Malvern, The Gables is a wonderful old mansion with a big wrap around veranda and beautiful gardens, the perfect setting for a special High Tea. Reception Centre; See also Architects Ussher and Kemp
  • NOT a Heritage Listed Location (Why Not?); The Gables is a notable domestic example of the (Queen Anne) Gothic Revival style by architects Ussher and Kemp,
  • "No detail has been spared in the maintenance of this century-old residence, from the stained glass windows and open fireplaces, to the classic furnishings and elegant period detailing."
  • "Built in 1902 by local property developer Lawrence Alfred Birchnell. The Gables is considered one of the most prominent houses in the Gascoigne and Waverley Estates. Renowned Queen Anne architects Ussher and Kemp celebrate Australian flora and fauna in the intricate plasterwork and leadlight throughout the mansion. William Guilfoyl the master landscape architect of the Royal Botanical Gardens designed the garden which retains much of it original structure today."

Lugano, 17 Victoria Square Ashfield NSW;

Lugano, 17 Victoria Square, Ashfield
Lugano, 17 Victoria Square, Ashfield

Lugano, 17 Victoria Square, Ashfield
Lugano, 17 Victoria Square, Ashfield

Lugano, 17 Victoria Square, Ashfield
Lugano, 17 Victoria Square, Ashfield

Lugano, 17 Victoria Square, Ashfield
Lugano, 17 Victoria Square, Ashfield


Kira, 27 Balwyn Road, Camberwell, Victoria

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Kira, 27 Balwyn Road, Camberwell, Victoria
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Booloominbah by John Horbury Hunt, UNE Armidale NSW

Booloominbah is of State heritage significance as one of the largest private country houses built in Australia during the 19th century
Booloominbah is of State heritage significance as one of the largest private country houses built in Australia during the 19th century
  • See also Architect John Horbury Hunt; Tourist attraction;
  • Heritage Listed Location; Booloominbah was designed for Frederick Robert White in about 1882 by John Horbury Hunt and built by local building contractors William Seabrook and John Brown in 1888. The White family occupied the house until 1933. Booloominbah reflects the Gothic revivalist influences of the 'Queen Anne' style. Wikipedia listing.

Manor House, 36 Lyttleton Street East Launceston Tasmania

Manor House, 36 Lyttleton Street, East Launceston
Manor House, 36 Lyttleton Street, East Launceston


Manor House, 36 Lyttleton Street, East Launceston
Manor House, 36 Lyttleton Street, East Launceston

Manor House, 36 Lyttleton Street, East Launceston
Manor House, 36 Lyttleton Street, East Launceston


Harrap House, now Egremont 20 Welman Street, Launceston TAS.

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Harrap house staircase ceiling, the only Launceston Haenke ceiling to survive in its original state. This magnificent concept retains its original decorative colour scheme and light fitting possibly supplied by Bisseker
Harrap House, dining room fireplace (detail); note reeded brackets, high quality copper panels and original light fitting with shade
  • designed for the Harrap family (Ada, May, and brother George) by J Martyn Haenke;
  • now operating as Egremont Bed And Breakfast;
  • Tasmanian Heritage Register #4696; SHOULD be listed by the National Trust.

Travancore 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell, Victoria. 3124

'Travancore' - Ussher & Kemp Grandeur at 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
'Travancore' - Ussher & Kemp Grandeur at 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell

'Travancore' - Ussher & Kemp Grandeur, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
'Travancore' - Ussher & Kemp Grandeur, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell

'Travancore' - Ussher & Kemp Grandeur, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
'Travancore' - Ussher & Kemp Grandeur, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell

'Travancore'- Ussher & Kemp Grandeur, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell
'Travancore'- Ussher & Kemp Grandeur, 608 Riversdale Road, Camberwell


Lenoma, 7 Chrystobel Crescent Hawthorn, Victoria

Picturesque Lenoma
Picturesque Lenoma

Asymmetrical, complex roof line
Asymmetrical, complex roof line

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Asymmetrically designed garden
Asymmetrically designed garden

  • previously Heritage listed; constructed around 1915 at the end of the second phase of Grace Park development;
  • see Hawthorn Federation Heritage; Last Advertised Price : December 2007, In excess of $5.2 Million
  • possibly designed by Christopher Cowper.
  • "This gracious six bedroom and study Federation residence c1910 is a grand two-level domain of rich original charm and light with street and parkland frontage in the exclusive heart of the prestigious Grace Park Estate"
  • See also Picturesque Queen Anne, Top Federation Houses

Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW 2089

'Hollowforth' is a unique heritage building designed by E Jeaffreson Jackson in 1892
'Hollowforth' is a unique heritage building designed by E Jeaffreson Jackson in 1892
Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW
Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW

Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW
Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW

Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW
Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW

Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW
Hollowforth, 146 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point, NSW


Trevenna, UNE Armidale NSW, by John Horbury Hunt

Trevenna
Trevenna

Trevenna
Trevenna


'Trevenna'
'Trevenna'


  • Trevenna is the residence of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of New England, in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia. The house was built in 1892.
  • See also Architect John Horbury Hunt

Officer House, 55 Outlook Drive Eaglemont Victoria

RESIDENCE SOHE 2008
RESIDENCE SOHE 2008

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4 Elsmere Street East Launceston

4 Elsmere Street Launceston near cnr High and Elsmere Streets THR ID #4183
4 Elsmere Street Launceston near cnr High and Elsmere Streets THR ID #4183


Little Milton, 26 Albany Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria
"Little Milton" is a landmark family residence at 26 Albany Road, Toorak, Vic 3142
"Little Milton" is a landmark family residence at 26 Albany Road, Toorak, Vic 3142

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LITTLE MILTON SOHE 2008

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Amalfi 2 Appian Way, Burwood, NSW

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Amalfi, 2 Appian Way Burwood NSW 2134
Amalfi, 2 Appian Way Burwood NSW 2134


Rokeby, 78 Athelstan Road Camberwell Victoria

B6663 Rokeby
B6663 Rokeby

Built in c 1915 for John Payne a notable draper and clothing merchant, Rokeby is of local historical and architectural significance.

Historically, Rokeby is of significance as the home of the founder of Payne's "Bon Marche", a household name throughout the State, at least until the late 1960s.

Distinguished in the street by its size and grounds, Payne's residence in Camberwell is indicative of the character of the homes of principal commercial figures in Melbourne in the earlier twentieth century.
Rokeby is also of architectural significance as a distinctive design which falls outside typical Federation house styles.
It is set in a period garden and possesses a notable landscape frontage to the street via its mature hedge. It also contributes to a Federation and Bungalow era precinct.

- See more at: http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/64651#sthash.XSZGLltk.dpuf
Previously known as 76 Althestan Road, the present-day 78 Athelstan Road was constructed in 1891 to plans prepared by architects Hyndman & Bates, for Arthur J Fuller, an accountant, previously of Harcourt Street, Hawthorn.

The original contract drawing for Rokeby is extant in the Bates Smart collection, now held in the University of Melbourne Archives.
Of interest, the drawing was amended with the south and west dormers penciled in over the finished and coloured drawing.

The address given for the property at this time appeared to vary – the house was listed under Athelstan Road in the Sands & McDougall Directory of Victoria, while municipal rate records listed it at Bowen Street.10 The Payne family had a long association with the property with houses being
constructed for other members of the Payne family in later years, with addresses in both Bowen Street and Athelstan Road.
For several years the only residence listed was the subject property. In May 1897 Arthur Fuller sold the property, which at that time had grounds of more than six acres, extending south to Toorak Road. The purchasers were Archibald and Martha Smart, previously of Wellington Street, Kew.

Smart, Senior Landing Surveyor at the Customs House resided at the property until 1907.
The name Rokeby, given to the property by Smart, first appeared in the 1905 edition of the Sands & McDougall Directory of Victoria. In 1907 it was acquired by James Lang who retained the name Rokeby for the duration of his period of ownership.

In February 1911, the property was acquired by John Payne, founder/owner of Payne’s ‘Bon Marche’ drapery in Bourke Street.
John Payne apparently renamed the property Rathmore.

Blackwood 13 Kasouka Road, Camberwell, Victoria;

Blackwood, 13 Kasouka Road, Camberwell
Blackwood, 13 Kasouka Road, Camberwell

Blackwood, 13 Kasouka Road, Camberwell
Blackwood, 13 Kasouka Road, Camberwell


15 Currajong Avenue Camberwell VIC 3124

15 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell
15 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell



Susquahana 162 Cross Road, Malvern SA

Susquahana, 162 Cross Road, Malvern
Susquahana, 162 Cross Road, Malvern

Susquahana, 162 Cross Road, Malvern
Susquahana, 162 Cross Road, Malvern


Earlsferry House and Grounds 1A Nurstead Ave, Bassendean, W.A.

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Earlsferry HouseThe building is one of the few remaining grand turn-of-the-century properties situated along the Swan River on the outskirts of Perth. The place is a two storey mansion with tuck-pointed flemish bond brickwork, decorative timber verandahs, turreted corner facing the river, art nouveau stained glass, ornately carved exposed ceiling members in billiard room and lantern mounted on ridgeline roof.

Derry, 12 Phillips Street, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
  • former home of May Gibbs; as the house where May Gibbs wrote Gumnut Babies 1916 and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie 1918, 'Derry' is particularly important.
  • Heritage Registered in NSW

Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton, City of Brisbane, Queensland
Cremorne, Landmark Brisbane Queenslander
Cremorne, Landmark Brisbane Queenslander

Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton
Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton

Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton
Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton

Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton
Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton

Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton
Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton

  • Sold by private treaty 18 December 2015 - price undisclosed, but reported as asking for "$7m plus"
  • Cremorne was designed by the Sydney architects Eaton & Bates and built from 1905
  • Cremorne was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
  • The front elevation is dominated by a deep, open verandah with large rotundas or pavilions at the southwest and southeast corners, which take advantage of the views and river breezes. This verandah has simple timber valances, posts and balusters, and the rotundas have ogee-shaped cupolas above a frieze of pink and green glass panels
  • Offered for sale for the second time in its 110 year history, this iconic estate originally built in 1905, has the elegant heritage exterior of a Queenslander but inside, the home has received a complete contemporary restoration and heritage approved pavilion extension.
  • Receiving the 2009 State Residential Architecture Houses Award, its exquisite internal features include stained glass windows, 13 foot high ceilings, three fireplaces, chandeliers and polished timber flooring.

Monterey Federation Apartments, 1 Avenue Road MOSMAN, NSW

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  • Heritage Registered in NSW
  • "The Monterey" was built in the early 1900s as a private waterside residence and guesthouse. Falling into dereliction, the mansion was completely restored and turned into a restaurant and residence, eventually being converted into 5 luxury strata apartments in the 1980s.

Kianga, New South Head Rd, Vaucluse, NSW

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Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn, Tas 7250

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Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn

Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn
Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn

Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn
Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn

Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn
Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn

Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn
Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn

Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn
Werona, 33 Trevallyn Road, Trevallyn


Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell, Victoria;

Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell
Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell

Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell
Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell

Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell
Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell

Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell
Braemar, 36 Currajong Avenue, Camberwell


Chadwick House 32-34 The Eyrie, Eaglemont, Victoria

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Coomaroo, 63A Albany Road Toorak, Victoria

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46 Bowen Crescent Carlton North 3054

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Vermont, 16 Adelaide Street, East Launceston. Tasmania

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Carramah, 31 Canterbury Road, Camberwell, Victoria

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31 Canterbury Road, Camberwell

31 Canterbury Road, Camberwell
31 Canterbury Road, Camberwell

31 Canterbury Road, Camberwell
31 Canterbury Road, Camberwell

31 Canterbury Road, Camberwell
31 Canterbury Road, Camberwell


Auld Reekie, 511 Royal Parade Parkville, Victoria

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AULD REEKIE SOHE 2008

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Talarno, 18 Kintore Street Camberwell, Victoria

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Talarno 18 Kintore Street, Camberwell


Talarno 18 Kintore Street, Camberwell
Talarno 18 Kintore Street, Camberwell

Talarno 18 Kintore Street, Camberwell
Talarno 18 Kintore Street, Camberwell


Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell, Victoria

Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell
Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell

Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell
Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell

Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell
Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell

Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell
Strathearn 18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell


Great Australian Federation Architects referenced


  1. ^
    http://www.athomeinnorthsydney.com.au/federation--english-revival.html
  2. ^ http://www.antiquehome.org/Architectural-Style/tudor.htm
  3. ^ http://www.antiquehome.org/Architectural-Style/tudor.htm
  4. ^ http://www.athomeinnorthsydney.com.au/federation--english-revival.html
  5. ^ 'The Federation House, Australia's Own Style' by Fraser and Joyce