The building at 148 Ascot Vale Road, Flemington is a single storey, with attic, timber bungalow style house constructed in 1915/6. It is a detached building in a landscaped setting with substantial front setback. The key elements of the place that contribute to the significance include the setting and the original form, materials and detailing of the building such as the tiled roof, weatherboard and roughcast walls, half-timbered and scalloped board detailing to gable ends, bay windows with casement sashes, exposed timber rafter ends and decorative timber brackets and central timber entry porch. The building has a high degree of intactness to the early twentieth century date of construction.
How is it significant?
148 Ascot Vale Road, Flemington is of local historic and aesthetic significance to the City of Moonee Valley.
Why is it significant?
The place is historically significant as an example of a residential phases of development in the early twentieth century when building abated considerably with the outbreak of WW1. The high degree of integrity and intactness of the place as a detached house in a landscaped setting demonstrates the early twentieth century suburban ideal for family living which was in reaction to the Victorian era, inner city, overcrowded terraces which had come to be considered slums. (Criteria A, B & D)
The building at 148 Ascot Vale Road, Flemington is aesthetically significant as an example of a competently designed timber bungalow style suburban house of high integrity and intactness. The key stylistic elements that can be seen at 148 Ascot Vale Road, Flemington include the gabled roof of terracotta tiling, shingled gables, roughcast and weatherboard walls, bay shaped window projections at the front with casement windows and Art Nouveau or Arts and Crafts detailing such as the attic, porch and bay window hood ornate timber brackets and stained-glass entry door panels. (Criteria E).