The house at 32 O'Neills Road, Melton, is significant as a moderately intact example of a Late Victorian style and for its associations with residential developments in Melton in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The house at 32 O'Neills Road is of architectural interest. Although altered, it still demonstrates original design qualities of a Late Victorian style. These qualities include the hipped roof form, together with the hipped bullnosed verandah that projects towards the front. Other intact or appropriate qualities include the single storey height, brick chimney (but not the overpainting), narrow eaves, corrugated profile sheet metal roof cladding, central timber framed door opening and the turned timber verandah posts.
The house at 32 O'Neills Road is historically significant at a LOCAL level (AHC B2). It is now a rare example of a house of its period in Melton, and a unique representation of the town's history. This is enhanced by its prominent location. It is also expressive of the farming history of the Shire.
Overall, the house at 32 O'Neills Road is of LOCAL significance.