The Edwardian Federation house and Dairy at 204-206 Keilor Road, Essendon North, are representative buildings of their type and period (Criterion E), recalling the period when the (Keilor Road) shopping centre and the introduction of the tramway were established to service its suburban context (Criterion A).
A brick Federation Edwardian house of grand proportions occupying a prominent corner block, surrounded by established front gardens. The brickwork is tuck pointed in black. The roof consists of a steep slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles and finials. The half timbered gables consist of roughcast lining with timber strapping.
The house is designed to address its corner location with an elaborate return verandah emphasizing the comer and a bay window with double hung sashes to Keilor Road. The verandahs are made of timber with a timber frieze and square timber posts. The red brick chimneys are tall, strapped with brickwork and adorned with multiple terracotta chimney pots. The front door is consists of a wide door and side panel that contains elaborate period leadlighting. An inspection of the entrance hall indicated that a lot of period features are intact.
The 1940s dairy and timber stables are simple in design and typical for their purpose. The brick dairy building has been painted over but appears to have been made of tuck pointed brickwork. The extraction flues are still existing. The factory metal windows consist of a fixed panel with an openable awning. There is a parapet to the front emphasizing its commercial origins.
The stables are of timber construction and their detailing confirms the 1940s origins.