The Federation house known as 'OneGQ' (formerly 'Balcomie'), 1 Golden Quadrant, Glen Iris, a single-storey dwelling built in 1912 to the design of Robert Haddon.
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, such as small additions to the south-east, north-west and rear elevations of the dwelling and the garage at the front of the property, are not significant. The cork oak does not contribute to the significance of the place. The land at the rear of the property is not significant.
How is it significant?
'OneGQ', 1 Golden Quadrant, Glen Iris is of local architectural, aesthetic and historical significance to the City of Stonnington.
Why is it significant?
'OneGQ', 1 Golden Quadrant, Glen Iris is a fine and representative example of a Federation house. Drawing on English sources, 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 form with dominant roof, tall plain rendered chimneys, restrained decorative treatment and the integration of architect-designed craftwork (Criterion D).
'OneGQ', 1 Golden Quadrant, Glen Iris is a well-considered and carefully detailed example of what can broadly be defined as a Federation Arts and Crafts house. The simple design, English in derivation, together with the restrained use of distinctive and architectural elements, including the Haddon-designed wrought iron weather vane, presents a picturesque composition of this architectural style. It is one of a small number of residential buildings that can be attributed to the well-known Australian architect Robert Haddon (Criterion E).
'OneGQ', 1 Golden Quadrant, 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 at 'OneGQ' (Criterion H).