Melbourne's Queen Anne Heritage

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Middle Park Architecture
Albert Park Architecture
Albert Park Architecture

North Park Mansion - Essendon
North Park Mansion - Essendon


Homerton House - South Yarra

This beautiful Edwardian era, Queen Anne styled mansion, originally known as Homerton House, is located in the elite Melbourne suburb of South Yarra. Built in 1906, the red brick building features a prominent slate roofed tower with iron finial.

Homerton House - South Yarra by Dean-Melbourne
Homerton House - South Yarra by Dean-Melbourne


Middle Park Architecture

This magnificent Edwardian Queen Anne style residence known as 'Colbinabbin' was constructed by local engineer and public works contractor John Raven Fisher in 1909. The building remains intact including its red brick and cast iron palisade fence, stained glass windows and the multi faceted hipped slate roof and chimneys.
“Colbinabbin” 118 Canterbury Road Middle Park, Vic by Dean-Melbourne
“Colbinabbin” 118 Canterbury Road Middle Park, Vic by Dean-Melbourne

Albert Park Architecture

Melbourne's Albert Park has numerous Edwardian Queen Anne style homes but very few are as impressive as this home with its landmark sized fish scale tower.
Albert Park Architecture by Dean-Melbourne
Albert Park Architecture by Dean-Melbourne

Queens Bess Row - East Melbourne

Queens Bess Row is a beautiful example of boom time Queen Anne styled residential architecture that became popular during the late 19th and early 20th century. The building was designed as a 'row' of three four storey houses in 1886 and was one of Melbourne's first apartment buildings. It features classic Queen Anne gables, pitched slate roof, prominent chimneys, arcaded verandas and dormer windows.


Queens Bess Row - East Melbourne by Dean-Melbourne
Queens Bess Row - East Melbourne by Dean-Melbourne

Illawarra - Toorak

Illawarra is a beautiful and detailed Queen Anne styled mansion situated in Melbourne's most elite suburb of Toorak. Built in 1889, the red brick building features an impressive tower and its cast iron detailing are of the highest quality. The building was presented to the National Trust in 1966 and currently still owns the property.

Illawarra - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne
Illawarra - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne


Illawarra - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne
Illawarra - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne


Illawarra - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne
Illawarra - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne


Illawarra - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne
Illawarra - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne

North Park Mansion - Essendon

North Park Mansion is a beautiful Queen Anne styled residence located in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon. Built for Alexander McCracken in 1889, on the highest point of Essendon, it comprised 42 rooms with a large central tower and is constructed with Red Northcote bricks, sandstone, basalt and terracotta roofing tiles from Marseilles, France.


North Park Mansion - Essendon by Dean-Melbourne
North Park Mansion - Essendon by Dean-Melbourne

North Park Mansion - Essendon by Dean-Melbourne
North Park Mansion - Essendon by Dean-Melbourne
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Essendon Architecture

This red brick and terracotta Edwardian Queen Anne villa, complete with corner tower, is situated directly opposite the incredible Lowther Hall mansion in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon.


Essendon Architecture by Dean Melbourne
Essendon Architecture by Dean Melbourne

Edzell - Toorak

Edzell is one of Toorak's grandest mansions and is situated high on the southern bank of the Yarra River. Completed in 1892, this huge Queen Anne styled mansion, with more than 30 rooms, is built with red brick, stone and imported Marseille pattern tiles and terracotta ridging. It features two symmetrically placed turreted corner towers facing the river, a two level timber verandah as well as several prominent red brick chimney's with terracotta flues. The building is one of the most successful of the Queen Anne style ever attempted in Melbourne.
Edzell - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne
Edzell - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne


Edzell - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne
Edzell - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne

Darnlee - Toorak

Darnlee is a magnificent Edwardian era Queen Anne mansion that was built in 1895. The building features a huge conical corner tower with beautiful decorative plaster mouldings and is topped by terracotta shingles. The roof line is immense with numerous steep gables as well as prominent chimneys, roof finials and cresting.

Darnlee - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne
Darnlee - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne


Darnlee - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne
Darnlee - Toorak by Dean-Melbourne

The Towers - Kew

This marvellous Victorian mansion was built in 1890 for James Maitland Campbell, who was twice the mayor of Kew. It was named 'The Towers' after the twin Queen Anne styled towers that features on the front of the property.

The Towers - Kew by Dean-Melbourne
The Towers - Kew by Dean-Melbourne


The Towers - Kew by Dean-Melbourne
The Towers - Kew by Dean-Melbourne

Dalswraith - Kew

Dalswraith is a magnificent Federation era mansion, not only for its beauty, but for its sheer size. It was completed in 1906, in the popular Queen Anne style and features an arcaded freestone entrance and veranda flanked by bay windows, distinctive chimneys and the classic Queen Anne high pitched gable roofs. The building is now used as a residence for Xavier College and was renamed Campion College.
Dalswraith - Kew by Dean-Melbourne
Dalswraith - Kew by Dean-Melbourne


Dalswraith - Kew by Dean-Melbourne
Dalswraith - Kew by Dean-Melbourne

Bundoora Homestead - Melbourne

Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a grand 14 room mansion designed by Melbourne architect Sydney Herbert Wilson. His design, a huge double storey red brick, Queen Anne style residence with dominant hipped slate roofs, protruding gables, and prominent brick, stucco and terracotta chimneys, is perhaps the finest example of the Queen Anne style built in Australia.

Bundoora Homestead - Melbourne by Dean-Melbourne
Bundoora Homestead - Melbourne by Dean-Melbourne

Bundoora Homestead - Melbourne by Dean-Melbourne
Bundoora Homestead - Melbourne by Dean-Melbourne

Tay Creggan - Hawthorn

Tay Creggan was originally built as a magnificent Queen Anne styled mansion overlooking the Yarra River in Hawthorn. Completed in 1893, the enormous red brick and stucco mansion features amazing complexity in the roof structure which incorporates a small tower, dormer windows, high pitched gables and large terracotta chimneys. Tay Creggan is now part of Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School after it purchased the building in 1969.

Tay Creggan - Hawthorn by Dean-Melbourne
Tay Creggan - Hawthorn by Dean-Melbourne

Tay Creggan - Hawthorn by Dean-Melbourne
Tay Creggan - Hawthorn by Dean-Melbourne


Uxbridge House - Hawthorn

Uxbridge House is a very early and unusual example of Melbourne's popular Queen Anne style residence. Built in 1889, the attractive single level villa features a slate roof topped with cast iron cresting and finials and an octagonal twin level tower with beautiful yet understated sinuously framed stained glass windows.
Uxbridge House By Dean-Melbourne
Uxbridge House By Dean-Melbourne


Uxbridge House By Dean-Melbourne
Uxbridge House By Dean-Melbourne


Lugano - Northcote

Situated on Rucker's Hill in Northcote, 'Lugano' is a beautiful and complex Edwardian era Queen Anne mansion. It stands alongside its mirrored twin 'Mandalay'. Both houses were built in 1912 by master builder Laurence Edwards. 'Lugano' is the left hand plan and 'Mandalay' the right hand plan, otherwise they are identical.

Lugano - Northcote by Dean-Melbourne
Lugano - Northcote by Dean-Melbourne

Lugano - Northcote by Dean-Melbourne
Lugano - Northcote by Dean-Melbourne

Mandalay - Northcote

Situated on Rucker's Hill in Northcote, 'Mandalay' is a beautiful and complex Edwardian era Queen Anne mansion. It stands alongside its mirrored twin 'Lugano'. Both houses were built in 1912 by master builder Laurence Edwards. 'Lugano' is the left hand plan and 'Mandalay' the right hand plan, otherwise they are identical.

Mandalay - Northcote by Dean-Melbourne
Mandalay - Northcote by Dean-Melbourne

Kew Architecture

The affluent Melbourne suburb of Kew has some fine examples of Edwardian Queen Anne style residences including this impressive Willsmere Road mansion.

Kew Architecture by Dean-Melbourne
Kew Architecture by Dean-Melbourne

Kew Architecture by Dean-Melbourne
Kew Architecture by Dean-Melbourne

Brighton Architecture

Grand and beautifully detailed Edwardian era mansions are still a common sight in Melbourne's affluent bayside suburb of Brighton.

Brighton Architecture by Dean-Melbourne
Brighton Architecture by Dean-Melbourne


The Gables - Malvern

The Gables is nestled in a beautiful tree lined avenue in the Melbourne suburb of East Malvern. The magnificent Queen Anne styled mansion, built in 1902, incorporates landscaped and manicured grounds, an amazingly complex hipped roof line, wide verandahs, leadlight windows as well as beautifully crafted timber detailing.

The Gables - Malvern by Dean-Melbourne
The Gables - Malvern by Dean-Melbourne

The Gables - Malvern by Dean-Melbourne
The Gables - Malvern by Dean-Melbourne

The Gables - Malvern by Dean-Melbourne
The Gables - Malvern by Dean-Melbourne