Halcyon (days), St Kilda’s best towered mansion

Original post 26 October 2019

Halcyon, later Illoura, very typical #toweredmansion, normally seen in slightly more outer suburbs like Hawthorn, Essendon, Caulfield and Brighton, but this is a step from the beach in #RobeStreetStKilda. Built 1886 for Annie Dudgeon, ‘the year after her husband died’, maybe she finally got to build the house she always wanted ? Designed by #FrederickDeGaris, one of my faves, though not as elaborate as his other stuff, but there’s a bit more detail than the average.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.