Milton was erected in 1857-58 for prominent Geelong pharmacist and politician Charles Kernot. It was designed by leading Geelong architects Backhouse and Reynolds in Renaissance Revival style. It is a two storey asymmetrical stuccoed masonry town house with hipped roof of slate, bracketed eaves and rusticated quoins.
Milton is of architectural and historical significance to the State of Victoria.
Milton is important as an extraordinary example of the work of leading Geelong architects Backhouse and Reynolds. It is also a particularly fine example of an elegant Renaissance Revival town house of the mid nineteenth century.
Milton is important for its association with the Kernot family, with the house being built for Charles Kernot, chemist, stationer, councillor and politician, whose eldest son became the first graduate in civil engineering at Melbourne University and also became that institution's first professor of engineering.
General Exemptions:General exemptions apply to all places and objects included in the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR). General exemptions have been designed to allow everyday activities, maintenance and changes to your property, which don’t harm its cultural heritage significance, to proceed without the need to obtain approvals under the Heritage Act 2017.Specific exemptions may also apply to your registered place or object. If applicable, these are listed below. Specific exemptions are tailored to the conservation and management needs of an individual registered place or object and set out works and activities that are exempt from the requirements of a permit. Specific exemptions prevail if they conflict with general exemptions. Find out more about heritage permit exemptions here.
Interior painting / wall-papering to walls and ceilings, provided the preparation work for painting / papering does not remove evidence of the building's original paint or other decorative scheme.
Removal of existing carpets / flexible floor coverings e.g. vinyl.
Installation of carpets and flexible floor coverings
Installation of curtain track, rod, blinds.
Refurbishment of bathrooms, toilets, kitchens.
Refurbishment of bathroom /toilet/ensuite including removal of existing sanitary fixtures and associated piping, mirrors, and wall and floor coverings, and installation of new fixtures, and wall and floor coverings .
Removal of existing kitchen benches and fixtures (stoves, dishwashers etc.) and floor coverings and installation of new kitchen benches and fixtures, including associated plumbing and wiring.