The Federation house at 1588-1590 Malvern Road, Glen Iris, a single-storey dwelling built in 1913.
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.
Later alterations and additions are not significant.
How is it significant?
The house at 1588-90 Malvern Road, Glen Iris is of local architectural and aesthetic significance to the City of Stonnington.
Why is it significant?
The house at 1588-1590 Malvern Road, Glen Iris is a fine, representative example of a Federation house. It displays typical features of the Federation Arts and Crafts architectural style popular in the first decade of the twentieth century in Glen Iris and across Melbourne more broadly, including a simple hipped form and symmetrical facade, unadorned and tapered chimneys and simple and distinctive timber fretwork (Criterion D)
The house at 1588-1590 Malvern Road, Glen Iris is a well-considered and carefully detailed example of what can broadly be defined as a Federation Arts and Crafts house. The symmetrical design, projecting central gable-end porch, unusual and rich timber decoration, arched entry and use of coloured and leadlight glass demonstrates a combination of architectural elements and materials which together present a picturesque composition of this architectural style (Criterion E).