What is significant? The Federation house known as 'The Bungalow', 221 Burke Road, Glen Iris, a dwelling built in 1913 for Alfred Levey.
Elements that contribute to the significance of the place include (but are not limited to):
. the house's original external form, materials and detailing
. the house's high level of integrity to its original design
. the original garage.
Later alterations and additions are not significant.
How is it significant?
'The Bungalow', 221 Burke Road, Glen Iris is of local aesthetic and historical significance to the City of Stonnington.
Why is it significant?
'The Bungalow', 221 Burke Road, Glen Iris is a well-considered and carefully detailed example of what can broadly be defined as a Federation Bungalow house and associated garage. The simple design, with main hipped roof and prominent gabled dormers, together with the restrained use of distinctive architectural elements, presents a well-executed composition of this architectural style. However, the large timber dormer ventilators and the four massive columns of the front facade are uncommon details for the Bungalow style and create a highly original and unusual example of a Federation residence. It is one of a small number of residential buildings that can be attributed to the well-known Australian architect, Robert
Haddon. [Criterion E]
'The Bungalow', 221 Burke Road, Glen Iris has strong associations with Robert Haddon, who was a prominent and highly influential Melbourne architect, architectural writer and educator from the early twentieth century until his death in 1929. Haddon was well known and widely recognised for his extensive writing and the application of strong architectural principles in his design work. The application of these principles, and the strong characteristics for which Haddon is recognised, are clearly demonstrated in 'The Bungalow'. [Criterion H]