Adobe Residence and Iron Gates 25 Diamond St Colour 1 - Shire of Eltham Heritage Study 1992
Statement of Significance
Last updated on - January 5, 2010
REVISED STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE, CONTEXT, 2010
What is significant? The c1950 adobe house and the surrounding site to the title boundaries.
How is it significant? The c1950 adobe house is historically and architecturally significant to the Shire of Nillumbik
The iron gates are historically and aesthetically significant to the Shire of Nillumbik
Why is it significant? The c1950 adobe house and iron gates are historically significant for its connections to John Harcourt, the pioneer pise-de-terre and mud brick builder, who was an important influence on the well known 'Eltham-style' architect, Alistair Knox (Criterion H). The house is historically and architecturally significant as an early example of the use of mud brick in Eltham and as an unusual example of a 1950s house that is modelled on buildings constructed in Victoria during the 1860s and earlier (Criterion B).