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.

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