The Federation duplex at 5 & 7 Tollington Avenue, Malvern East, built in 1912.
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 to no 7, are not significant.
How is it significant?
5 & 7 Tollington Avenue, Malvern East is of local architectural and aesthetic significance to the City of Stonnington.
Why is it significant?
5 & 7 Tollington Avenue, Malvern East, is an unusual and highly intact house built in the Federation Period. The use of mirrored forms with double gables and integrated verandah roofs, along with the use of materials such as timber and roughcast render in a simple manner, are uncommon in a house that broadly demonstrates characteristics of the Federation Arts and Crafts style (Criterion B).
5 & 7 Tollington Avenue, Malvern East, is a well-considered and carefully detailed example of a Federation Arts and Crafts house. The overall symmetrical design with dominant roofs, and timber, roughcast and shingle walling, demonstrates a highly original combination of architectural elements and materials which together present a picturesque composition of this architectural style (Criterion E).