1 Barkly Street, Brunswick, is of local architectural and historical Significance. The house is a relatively intact example of an ornate Edwardian timber villa, with an excellent example of an elaborate verandah of a type popular in Brunswick. The historical Significance of the house derives from its long association with the locally prominent Warburton family, who were involved in stone quarrying on adjacent land in Barkly Street.
1 Barkly Street, Brunswick, is a single storey Edwardian timber house. It has a mock-ashlar facade and weatherboard side and rear walls. The facade is symmetrical, and has a particularly ornate cast iron verandah with a bullnose profile roof and a central gabled portico with return eaves supported by paired barley sugar columns. A cast iron lacework frieze sits beneath a narrow timber moulding. This type of verandah is an element of many Brunswick houses of this period. The house has a corrugated iron gambrel roof with bracketed eaves, timber fretwork to the gable-ends and terracotta ridge capping and finials. The chimneys are red brick with unpainted rendered cornices and terracotta chimney pots. The front door is flanked by bays of tripartite timber-framed double-hung sash windows with highlights, separated by timber pilasters.
The house has a timber picket fence (c.1940s).
The property once included the bluestone cobbled carriageway which is now located on 3 Barkly Street, a property also held by the Warburton family.(3)
Key Architectural Elements: block-fronted facade and weatherboard side and rear wall cladding
highly ornate bullnose-profile verandahpaired barley-sugar columns and ornate frieze
ornate timber bargeboards and gable-ends
bracketed eaves with timber decoration between brackets
timber pilasters between windows
corrugated iron roof with terracotta ridge capping
red brick and unpainted render chimneys with terracotta chimney pots
Conservation Guidelines: remove steel pipe handrail from front steps
replace missing parts of terracotta ridge capping