East Melbourne Residence - 157 Hotham Street, East Melbourne. EAST MELBOURNE [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
Walking Melbourne

East Melbourne Residence: 157 Hotham Street, East Melbourne, EAST MELBOURNE

East Melbourne Residence
East Melbourne Residence
East Melbourne Residence
East Melbourne Residence
East Melbourne Residence

Click for full size

Building Profile

Name : East Melbourne Residence


Address: 157 Hotham Street, East Melbourne

Postcode: 3002

Construction Details

Built: 1861
Original use: Residential (Terrace)
Current use: Residential (Terrace)

number of floors : 2

Built in the Victorian period in the Picturesque Gothick style

Notable features

157 Hotham Street is in the picturesque Gothic style. It is a symmetrical composition beneath a steeply pitched gable roof with parapeted gable ends. These gable ends, each with light coloured brick copings and topped by a tall chimney, sweep steeply down to the eaves. The steep pitch of the slate roof is punctured by two small dormer windows near the ridge line. The eaves extend down at the front of the house to create a roof to the two storey verandah, which is supported by paired turned timber posts. Two ornate gablets, decorated with bargeboards and pendant and finial posts, rise above verandah eaves line to dominate the main facade. The verandah balustrade has quatrefoils cut from the timberwork. All the openings are formed by light colour bricks with sandstone keystones, and are styled as Gothic pointed arches or depressed pointed arches. The first floor windows and the front door each have a quatrefoil fanlight. The ground floor windows have shutters


The residence, 157 Hotham Street is architecturally significant as an example of the domestic work of prominent Melbourne architect Joseph Reed. The house demonstrates Reeds versatility for working in any stylistic idiom. It was one of his last works as an individual practitioner before entering into partnership with Frederick Barnes.

Architect: Joseph Reed

East Melbourne Residence is classified by:

Did you find what you were looking for ?
Discuss East Melbourne Residence in the Walking Melbourne Forum

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Index
Web Hosting by RipeFruit