What is significant? The house, constructed c.1940, and front fence at 93-95 Mooltan Street, Travancore are significant. The Moderne styling of the house and fence is integral to the significance of the place. Significant detailing includes the glass and streamlined stucco, which is further stratified by bands of clinker brickwork and a sweeping stair flight spilling from glazed double doors, which some might term as 'Hollywood'. Mediterranean villa carry-overs include the porch columns and wrought iron gate but elsewhere rounded forms dominate everything from planter enclosures to fence posts. Clipped shrubbery and an elevated site also contribute to the significance of the place.
Non-original alterations and additions are not significant.
How is it significant? The house and front fence at 93-95 Mooltan Street, Travancore are of local aesthetic significance to the City of Moonee Valley.
Why is it significant? It is aesthetically significant as well detailed and and near original example of a Moderne house, a style that was fashionable but not widely used around the lean building years of World War Two. The aesthetic qualities are enhanced by the elevated siting, the sweeping flight of steps leading to the entrance and the original front fence and gate. The house and fence make an important contribution to the historic Inter-war character of the Travancore precinct. (Criterion E)