Melbourne’s Most Magnificent Streetscapes – Edition #10

South Yarra 3141 – Unpacking The History Of Two Stonnington Icons In a booming suburb with impressive homes, new and old, at every turn, we’ve decided to identify two of the most significant and iconic buildings in South Yarra, in this unique edition of Melbourne’s Most Magnificent Streetscapes. 6-18 Avoca Street – ‘Lee Terrace’ c.1890 Tucked […]

The History of Apartment Living in Melbourne

Paling in comparison to the prolific apartment history of Europe, which dates back all the way back to ancient Rome, apartment living in Melbourne has been happening for around the last century. It started to really get going during the 1930s, a time when Art Deco architecture was in full flight, and modernist movements created […]

Melbourne’s Most Magnificent Streetscapes – Edition #9

Canterbury 3126 – Mont Albert Road   Undeniably iconic as a streetscape of Melbourne, recognized for its monolith structures and massive allotments, Mont Albert Road has a wide selection of majestic examples of period architecture. Full of European influence with its English-style homes of the previous century and French Provincial palaces of modern times, this […]

A History and Local Discovery of Prairie School Architecture

A Rise from The Ashes Following Chicago’s widespread devastation caused by The Great Fire of 1871 and significant population growth, several progressive architects known as the ‘Chicago School’ set about advancing building heights and architectural capabilities by designing the first ‘skyscrapers’ in the city. As time went on, these pioneering architects began to reject the […]

Melbourne’s Most Magnificent Streetscapes – Edition #8

Fitzroy North 3068 – Alfred Crescent   Curving around the captivating and iconic Edinburgh Gardens, each home on Alfred Crescent is treated to park views, with many complemented by city sights too. Fitzroy North was always considered a suburb of the working class, yet its fortunes rose in the late 20thcentury and in the 21st century […]

Recapping Victoria’s Biggest Property Sales of 2022

Taking the top two placings on Australia’s highest residential sale prices in 2022, and eight of the top 25, Victoria certainly stakes its claim in terms of globally renowned luxury property. From large landholdings in the prime affluent suburbs to jaw-dropping off the plan city apartments, the wealthiest sales are still soaring to new price […]

Melbourne’s Most Magnificent Streetscapes – Edition #7

South Melbourne 3205 – Howe Crescent Following on from our exploration of St Vincent Place (Albert Park) in Edition #3, we now cross the road into South Melbourne to discover Howe Crescent, which forms part of the original historic horse racing circuit that was divided during the mid-19thcentury. Much akin to St Vincent Place with […]

Melbourne’s Most Magnificent Streetscapes – Edition #6

One of the more untouched period façade groupings within Boroondara and the entirety of Melbourne, Hawthorn Grove marks a tremendous showing of architectural significance with its grand focus on late 19thcentury buildings on relatively large allotments. Bounded by the thriving Glenferrie Road precinct and the familiar Power Street, the prime inner Melbourne position undoubtedly inspired […]

Melbourne’s Most Magnificent Streetscapes – Edition #5

Toorak 3142 – St Georges Road Think glitz, think glamour, think grand. Think A-listers, think CEOs, think celebrities. Think the most grandiose boulevard in the most grandiose neighbourhood. Think St Georges Road in Toorak. Perhaps the most opulent promenade in Australia and up there with the most lavish residential roads globally, St Georges Road has […]

Melbourne’s Most Magnificent Streetscapes – Edition #4

Malvern East 3145 – Finch Street (Gascoigne Estate) One of Melbourne’s few unchanged architectural streetscapes, the Gascoigne Estate in Malvern East is an amazing showcase of the illusive Federation architectural style. Of great significance in Melbourne’s suburban development history, the estate exhibits the typical subdivided generous allotments of the land bloom in the 1880s. Masterminded […]