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
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 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.
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 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 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.
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