What is significant? The c1876-1880s house, the subsequent Edwardian renovations and additions, and the surrounding site to the road.
How is it significant? The house is historically and architecturally significant to the Shire of Nillumbik.
Why is it significant? The house is historically significant for its strong associations with orchardist, William Draper, a member of the noted fruit growing firm started by the local pioneer and horticultural expert, Charles Draper, and its strong links with Eltham's fruit growing industry, which reached its heyday in 1880-1910 (Criteria A & H). The house is historically and architecturally significant because houses of this style are comparatively rare in the Shire and because it has a number of unusual features, including a distinctive bay window (Criteria B & E).