Eclectic fun in Elwood

De Mont Rose, 1 Broadway in Elwood, 1933, one of the first independent projects by #EsmondDorney, who would go on to do many uniquely styled Art Deco blocks in Elwood, and then totally unique houses in post WW2 Hobart. This one is 1920s eclectic, a bit Tudor, a bit Spanish, a bit wacky, and a bit #WalterBurleyGriffin, for whom he had worked in the late 20s – the angular balusters are sort of WBG. Dorney started out doing apartment conversions on relatives’ houses in Elwood, and this looks like it’s built in the front garden of an earlier house. The upstairs front flat is fabbo inside ! And there’s a lovely fountain courtyard.

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