4 Linlithgow Avenue, Caulfield North, October 1997
Statement of Significance
"Linlithgow" has architectural importance as a highly representative and luxurious example of the Streamlined Moderne style as it was developed for residential purposes. It is in this respect comparable with such better known and more sophisticated examples as ''Burnham Beeches" (1933) in the Dandenong Ranges. It is, however, an especially fine example of the style at the local level. This importance is enhanced by its substantially intact state which extends to the north garden terrace, the front garden and front fence. Art Deco ornamentation to the stucco work, glazing and wrought iron work is an enhancing element. "Linlithgow" is important also as the home of the champion jockey, William (Billy) Duncan, eleven times winner of the Melbourne Jockeys' Premiership and twice winner of the Melbourne Cup. It reinforces Caulfield's long standing link with the racing industry, demonstrated also by other houses and stables in the locality.