Harston, Brighton, 1885

Here in Victoria, we call this style #lombardicromanesque, even though sometimes it’s Italianate or Gothic.

Anyway it’s a special melb invention, a blend of influences – wonderful #polychromebrick, round arched windows, varied massing, #jerkinhead roofs, and of course a #tower topped with #mansard roof and #widowswalk. Even the ornate #castironfence is intact. My favourite sort of #MelbourneMansion.

Towers were very popular with the #landboom mansions of the 1880s, and in Brighton, they were practically obligatory.

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