The Federation house known as 'Gawler', 9 Vincent Street, Glen Iris, a dwelling built in 1915-16.
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, including a rear addition and garage, are not significant.
How is it significant?
'Gawler', 9 Vincent Street, Glen Iris is of local architectural and aesthetic significance to the City of Stonnington.
Why is it significant?
'Gawler', 9 Vincent Street, Glen Iris is a fine and representative example of a Federation house. It displays typical features of the Federation Bungalow architectural style popular in the 1910s in Glen Iris and across Melbourne more broadly, including simple massing with large roof planes, a broad, deep verandah and central dormer window (Criterion D).
'Gawler', 9 Vincent Street, Glen Iris is a well-considered and carefully detailed example of what can broadly be defined as a Federation Bungalow house. The simple symmetrical design, with main cross-gabled roof and prominent hooded dormer, together with the restrained use of distinctive architectural elements, including simple tapered chimneys, polygonal windows, exposed timber rafter ends and oversized timber brackets presents a picturesque composition of this architectural style (Criterion E).