What is significant?
'Strathard', comprising the house constructed c.1931 and associated mature garden and driveway, at 6 Oldhome Court, Narre Warren South.
How is it significant?
'Strathard' is of local historic and aesthetic significance to the City of Casey.
Why is it significant?
Historically, 'Strathard' is significant as the homestead of an important district property, owned by a number of prominent farming families. Sydney A. Greaves, member of a notable Berwick family, fattened sheep and beef cattle there in the 1930s. It was his second home. He was followed in this practice by Charles Moore, Toorak businessman who purchased the property in 1942. Between 1935 and 1959 the property became the venue for the annual Melbourne Hunt Club Steeplechase Meeting. Later, in the 1960s, Alberni's prestigious Fulham Beef Shorthorn Stud was located there, as well as a large 80 acre market garden. (AHC criteria A4, D2 and H1)
Aesthetically, 'Strathard' is significant as a fine example of a two storey interwar bungalow. The remnant mature garden and driveway provide an appropriate setting and assist in understanding the history of this site. (AHC criteria C2 and E1)