Australia - Melbourne
Alkira House in winter, without the leaves, 18 Queen Street, Melbourne. Built 1936. Architect: James Wardrop. Art deco style with glazed architectual terracotta and glass brick features.
Uxbridge House - Hawthorn
Uxbridge House is a very early and unusual example of Melbourne's popular Queen Anne style residence. Built in 1889, the attractive single level villa features a slate roof topped with cast iron cresting and finials and an octagonal twin level tower with beautiful yet understated sinuously framed stained glass windows.
North Caulfield, Australia
Labassa, 2 Manor Grove, Caulfield North. Labassa is one of Australia's most opulent 19th Century mansions with fie architectural detailing, embossed wallpapers and a grand staircase. Completed in 1890 for Cobb & Co. millionaire Alexander Roberston, the mansion was designed by German architect JAB Koch in the French Renaissance style.
Lugano - Northcote
Situated on Rucker's Hill in Northcote, 'Lugano' is a beautiful and complex Edwardian era Queen Anne mansion. It stands alongside its mirrored twin 'Mandalay'. Both houses were built in 1912 by master builder Laurence Edwards. 'Lugano' is the left hand plan and 'Mandalay' the right hand plan, otherwise they are identical.
The ascetic life-negating attitude that looks upon the earth as devoid of reality or significance has no meaning here. William Ricketts One of the elders at the entrance before heading into this beautiful place Read more member.melbpc.org.au/~grjallen/ricketts/rick2.htm