Note that the relevant HERCON criteria are shown in brackets.
What is Significant? The house at 9 Linlithgow Road, Toorak is a large double-storey Arts and Crafts style dwelling erected in 1927 to designs by prolific interwar architects Arthur and Hugh Peck. It was built on land subdivided from the 1880s mansion Eilyer.
Elements that contribute to the significance of the place include (but are not limited to):
-The original external form, materials and detailing.
-The high level of external intactness.
-The legibility of the original built form in views from the public realm.
-The domestic garden setting (but not the fabric of the garden itself)
-The unobtrusive siting and design of the garage and absence of other modern vehicle accommodation in the front and setbacks.
How is Significant? The house at 9 Linlithgow Road, Toorak is of local architectural significance to the City of Stonnington.
Why is Significant? The house is architecturally significant as a fine and highly intact example of Arts and Crafts principles as they were applied to interwar domestic architecture (Criterion D). The butterfly plan form created by two wings set an angle to a central axis is highly expressive of the Arts and Crafts mode and has few known equivalents in this municipality (Criterion E).
The site at 9 Linlithgow Road, Toorak is occupied by a large double-storey Arts and Crafts style house with a distinctive butterfly plan form. The house responds to its corner site by having two side wings facing each street frontage and meeting at a central entry porch orientated to face the Linlithgow Road corner. The junction of the side wings and porch is well handled through changes in wall angles. Above the entry porch are paired half timbered gable ends. The principal roof is hipped with terracotta shingle cladding and simply detailed rendered chimneys. Walls have a roughcast rendered finish with a clinker brick plinth and sills. Windows have timber double-hung frames with multi-pane upper sashes and louvred timber shutters.
The house remains substantially intact externally. The only apparent change in its street elevations has been the demolition of the original hipped roof garage. It was rebuilt c1975-76 as a wider garage with a roof deck concealed by a parapet. The original garage was not integral to the design and its loss has not had any major adverse impact on the integrity of the building. A change was made to the rear c1959 when a curved colonnaded loggia was enclosed to form a sunroom.
 Stonnington Local History Catalogue. Malvern Building Plan 10040,01000