The Federation duplex at 1 & 3 Dixon Street, Malvern, built in 1911.
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?
1 & 3 Dixon Street, Malvern is of local aesthetic and architectural significance to the City of Stonnington.
Why is it significant?
1 & 3 Dixon Street, Malvern, is an unusual and highly intact duplex 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).
1 & 3 Dixon Street, Malvern, 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 period (Criterion E).