Parlington, earlier known as Verulam, was constructed in the Italianate style in about 1888 for William Elsdon, later the Chief Engineer for the Victorian Railways. Subsequent owners included Albert Terry, a nineteenth century Melbourne brewer.
How is it significant?
Parlington is of historic and architectural significance to the State of Victoria
Why is it significant?
Parlington is of historic importance through its association with Melbourne's suburbanisation and for demonstrating contemporary social associations of status and residences. It is historically important in its retention of the rear stable block comprising the original stables, coachhouse and coachmen's quarters. Parlington is important in exhibiting good design and aesthetic characteristics, particularly through its asymmetrical composition, decorated loggias, tower and original rendered facade, and through the stained glass windows and internal panels.