Review of C* Grade Buildings in the Former City of Hawthorn
Statement of Significance
White Lodge, 27 Mason Street, Hawthorn, is of historical and architectural significance at a local level. It is a good and relatively intact example of an interwar bungalow with an eclectic composition which combines Craftsman and vernacular revival style features such as squared hipped and circular bays integrated with the general line of the building, clinker brickwork, curved soffit, heavy window boxes and a flat-roofed verandah on stylised Doric columns. The transverse gable with a long central dormer is a particular Craftsman element. In massing the subject dwelling also resembles several notable Shingle Style houses in the United States. The extension to the north, while visible, is generally sympathetic, and the property is enhanced by the original fence and gates.