Architecturally, the house is an early and complete example of a small and distinguished group of domestic designs which arose directly from the influence of the internationally renowned architects Griffin and Wright. They demonstrate a strong Asian influence in their form and provide an interesting variation on the themes demonstrated in the more common Californian Bungalow derivatives.
Historically, the house's original condition provides a strong link to both the Warren and Gill families, the former having had a long association with Bendigo.
Following the Japanese influence demonstrated in the work of Walter Burley Grifin (Page House, Mason City, Iowa, 1912; Stecher House, Chicago, 1910), this red brick house has the same flared, broadly gabled roof forms, cruciform roof plan, horizontal window groups, Chevron or diamond patterned motifs and, like the Heidelberg Lippincott House (1917), has Marseilles pattern tiles to the roof.
Internally, the stained wainscotting and plate shelf survive in the generous hallway as does an early fitted carpet9 The pier and panelled brick fence is original and the lead lighting individually notable.