Original post 14 July 2020 This very stylish block on my street is called San Diego, but it’s quite obscured by some #damntrees ! It’s clearly 1930s Art Deco, but that’s all I know, except that the flats have been built in two stacks it’s in front and to the side of an earlier house … Continue reading San Diego, Princes Street, St Kilda, WH Merritt, 1936
Original post 25 February 2020 Cute Deco flats in #FitzroyStreetStKilda, BUT the two halves are so close together! Check out those balconies down the back, you could lean out and touch the other one ! As far as I can work out, they’re the stairs, but still, there’s lounge rooms facing each other only like … Continue reading Deco flats – bit too close for comfort
Original post 22 February 2020 Photos 22 July 2018 A tower with a #blockofflats attached, or is it the other way round ? ‘La Torelle’, a rather quirky design in #BrightonRoadElwood by #WHMerritt, c1935. Seems the tower was originally open on top, and at least one flat has a great fireplace and another a great … Continue reading Apartment ’tower’, Elwood
Original post 19 February 2020 Photos 1 December 2019 This place in #CowderoyStreet, #StKildaWest looks very typical 1930s #ArtDeco, but it’s 1947 ! Designer unknown. But might actually be earlier ? Ground and first floor are 4 spacious three bed flats, clearly for well off families / empty nesters who didn’t want a house, but … Continue reading Late Deco in West St Kilda
Another Art Deco #blockofflats by #IGAnderson, Park Gate, on Albert Road, #SouthMelbourne, 1935, a makeover of an old house - rather extensive one! Not the most terrifically exciting design, but cute #semicircular balconies (access ones in this case) and his characteristic curve-within-a-curve on the side.