Architecturally, a complete and successfully designed example of the transitional domestic style, subsequent to the Queen Anne and preceding the Bungalow; with interesting timber details: of regional importance.
Historically, the property of an Agent and a primary produce distributor and thus epitomises Essendon's special metropolitan role in this area: of regional interest and local importance
A generally symmetrical weatherboard and rough-cast stuccoed house with a slated (Chinese tea house) Dutch hipped roof and central, Orientally inspired timber porch. To create a hint of visual tension a facetted spite is raised above one of the octagonal window bays which are placed at the extremities of the front elevation. An intact club-head picket fence lies at the frontage and some elements of the original garden remain. Of particular interest are the Oriental yang and Yin details in the form of fretted work to both the porch and the verandah valence and the chimneys and their pots.