What is significant? The Walters' complex (house, warehouse and stable) at 27-29 Hoddle Street, Richmond is significant to the extent of the pre-1912 buildings.
Built for Richard Walters in stages, the two-storey Edwardian red brick house at No. 27 has a pair of rectangular oriel windows on the first floor and recessed arcaded porch below. No. 29 is a warehouse (rendered) with a parapet and central double-door entrance. A red brick stable and store room are located to the rear, fronting Little Hoddle Street.
Non-original alterations and additions to the buildings are not significant.
How is it significant?
The Walters' complex (house, warehouse and stable) at 27-29 Hoddle Street, Richmond is historically and aesthetically significant to the locality of Richmond and the City of Yarra.
Why is it significant?
The Walters' complex at 27-29 Hoddle St, Richmond is architecturally and aesthetically significant (Criteria D & E):
. for the skilful architectural design of the well-preserved house facade, with its unusual massing and detailing.
. for the distinctive details of the warehouse facade, suggesting an architect design for what is otherwise typically austere architectural treatment elsewhere in Richmond.
The Walters' complex at 27-29 Hoddle St, Richmond is historically significant (Criterion A):
. as, in part, a highly preserved residence that, by its attachment to the adjoining warehouse, illustrates well the typical juxta-positioning of business and residential uses before land-use planning and the deliberate separation of incompatible uses.
as, in part, a well preserved warehouse and stables buildings that, by its siting near Hoddle and Victoria Streets, expresses well the transport and storage business carried on by the Walters family.