Original post 19 July 2020 Photos 29 June #Kingsclere in #FitzroyStreetStKilda has a rather retro facade for its 1926 date, but has an interesting interior, being built around a courtyard, very rare in Melbourne. Though seems architect #PJOconnor didn’t think the it needed to be anything other than very plain #redbrick; it’s quite lushly planted … Continue reading Kingsclere, Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, 1926
San Diego, Princes Street, St Kilda, WH Merritt, 1936
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
Windsor Court, Robe Street, a converted pub.
Original post 10 April 2020 Rearing up in the middle of the otherwise low scale suburban #RobeStreetStKilda is this idiosyncratic pile called #WindsorCourtApartments. It was created in the 1920s by altering and adding to what was a three storey pub, #StarAndGarterHotel, on the left and a possibly differently designed three storey house on the right … Continue reading Windsor Court, Robe Street, a converted pub.
Deco flats – bit too close for comfort
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
Wyndham, St Kilda, 1927
Original post 21 February 2020 Finally got a good shot of this fine elliptical #portico; part of Wyndham, a 1927 #blockofflats which has this portico as entrance and shared balcony overlooking their generous lawn, where I often see families with kids picnicking or even having parties. It faces another block that also has a side … Continue reading Wyndham, St Kilda, 1927
Gentrification in my street
#Gentrification and #dereliction in my street, doesn’t take long ! Sold last year, soon after a permit to replace with 6 townhouses, replacing 12 studio flats most occupied by single old men, then some moved out, then mid Sept there was a fire, the rest had to leave, and now it’s like this ! #housingcrisis.
Bricky severe Modernism in St Kilda West.
Bellaire, in #CowderoyStreet, #WestStKilda, a place I’d seen photos of but not clapped my own eyes on it. A bit severe ! Designed by #GeoffreyMewton of #MewtonAndGrounds, 1936, lauded as one of those places showing the influence of Modernism when all around was Art Deco or Tudor, its almost Bauhaus in its severity, softened - … Continue reading Bricky severe Modernism in St Kilda West.
😮 o boy, what a shocker ! Restrained red brick or at least red paint better ? What’s with the castellated bit ?? And the Spanish-ish pergola ? #AclandStreetStKilda, corner Jackson, near Fitzroy Street. At least they restored the front bit nicely. Interiors are awful. April 2018