1. One of the earliest uses of romanesque Revival in Melbourne, and a rare mansion house in this style.
2. "Cestria" has significance as one of the first and arguably the greatest American Romanesque Revival house in Australia. It is of architectural signficance for the survival of many interior features, especially the woodwork of the entrance/stair hall with its mahogany and American walnut staircase. The large west dining-room is also substantially intact with wallpapers and decoration from the time of the first owner.
HO149 Glenferrie Hill Precinct, Hawthorn
Glenferrie Hill Precinct, Hawthorn, is an area of heritage significance for the following reasons:
- The place contains a number of outstanding examples of Victorian and early Federation-style villas, combined with a series of well-designed and visually striking interwar houses and flats. Anchored by the visually prominent boulevard-like stretch of Glenferrie Road climbing past Scotch College, the place is representative of the changing patterns of development from the second half of the nineteenth century through to the interwar period.
- The southern edges of the precinct are reinforced by the Callantina Road housing, and Scotch College and the HA Smith Reserve which border the precinct.