The house at 119A Clarendon Street, Cranbourne, constructed 1928-29 to the State Savings Bank Type No. 38 design is significant.
The non-original alterations and additions to the house are not significant, nor is the sympathetic front fence.
How is it significant?
The house at 119A Clarendon Street, Cranbourne is of local historic and architectural significance to the City of Casey.
Why is it significant?
Historically, it is significant as a largely intact example of a standard State Savings Bank of Victoria design, which provides evidence of the important role of the State Savings Bank housing scheme in the provision of affordable housing after World War I. (Criterion A)
It is architecturally significant as a representative and largely intact example of the State Savings Bank of Victoria’s Type No. 38 California Bungalow, with only some changes to the location of the original chimneys. (Criterion D)
The house at 119A Clarendon Street, Cranbourne is an asymmetrical Inter war weatherboard Californian Bungalow. It has a gabled roof with new corrugated iron and shingles to the gable ends and one brick chimney. The verandah, which extends across the front projecting gable is supported on paired square section timber columns. The windows are paired double hung sashes with multi-paned upper sections, while the front door has four paned window and sidelights. There is evidence of part of the original colour scheme (Eau-de-Nil?) on the side elevation under the eaves, window surrounds and lining boards.
A recent picket front fence is unrelated in style to the period of the dwelling.