What is significant? The house, constructed by W.J. Stephenson in 1929, at 39 Main Street, Pakenham is significant. It is an interwar bungalow, which is specifically designed to address its corner location. Asymmetrical in plan, it has a relatively low-pitched hipped roof that extends to form a return verandah between the projecting hipped bays that face toward each street. The verandah, which continues across each bay, is carried on typically chunky tapered rendered piers. The windows to the main elevations are timber framed paired double hung sash with six pane uppers. There is one capped rendered chimney. The house is very intact and is complemented by an early or original woven wire fence along both frontages with a simple lych-gate at the corner.
Non-original alterations and additions are not significant.
How is it significant? The house at 39 Main Street, Pakenhamis of local aesthetic significance to Cardinia Shire.
Why is it significant? It is significant as a representative example of an interwar bungalow, specifically designed to address the corner location by the inclusion of projecting bays facing to each street. It is notable for its high degree of intactness with features such as the chunky verandah piers that are characteristic of the bungalow style, and is complemented by an early fence. (Criteria D & E)