Further north and east of Heidelberg the land boom had little, if any effect, with the area remaining essentially rural in character until well into the 20th century. Few pastoral or agricultural buildings survive from the early 20th century, with Mollison Lodge being one of the important exceptions.
BUILDINGS: Mollison Lodge is a weatherboard, single storey house with a slated hipped roof, encompassing a verandah supported on turned timber posts. The roof has terracotta ridge cappings, and chimneys are of red brick with terracotta chimney pots. LANDSCAPE: The site is dominated by a perimeter planting of Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata), which forms an avenue along the gravel drive, on the west side of the site. A large Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is visible to the rear of the property, as is a Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium) hedge, close to the house, which appears to screen a more shrub or flower garden. The front boundary is defined by a simple timber and wire mesh fence, which is typical of the inter-War period. Permission of the owners is required in order to undertake a more detailed examination of the garden.