1. Architecturally significant as a representative example of mansion house suburb development at Hawthorn at the end of the prosperous Edwardian period. An early example using the Californian Bungalow style.
A two storey composition in rough cast, red brick, terracotta tiles, and timber. Gables are prominent in the roof, but do not dominate the design.
Rather the textures of the natural materials, the heavy composition and the terracotta tiles of the roof itself are the key features. A central forward gabled projection with porch below and balcony above, provides the termination to the return ground floor verandah. This is simply detailed with tapered, paired, square columns set back under the raked eaves.
The features used here became synonymous with the Californian bungalow in the 1920s, developed from the Queen Anne and Garden Bungalow (or Craftsman, Bungalow) and from West Coast American designs. These forces led to Californian Bungalow design from the mid second decade of the twentieth century.