The house, constructed in 1922-23 for orchardist, William Handasyde, and the adjacent 'barn' and mature cypresses and pines at 52 Old Warrandyte Road, Donvale.
How is it Significant?
The house, barn and trees at 52 Old Warrandyte Road, Donvale, are of local historic and aesthetic significance to Manningham City.
Why is it Significant?
The house and barn at 52 Old Warrandyte Road, Donvale are of historic significance as buildings that illustrate the development of the orchard industry in the 1920s, and the improvements made by owners as the orchards became more profitable. They have associations with the Handasyde orchard family. (RNE criteria A.4, D.2 and H.1)
The house at 52 Old Warrandyte Road, Donvale has aesthetic significance as a fine, albeit altered example, of an Inter-War bungalow that is complemented by its outbuilding and mature cypress and pine trees, which evoke the historic rural character of the property. It is complemented by the house and trees at 46-48 Old Warrandyte Road. (RNE criterion E.1)