Halcyon - 53 Acland Street. ST KILDA [Walking Melbourne Building Information]
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Halcyon: 53 Acland Street, ST KILDA

Halcyon

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Building Profile

Name : Halcyon

Location

Address: 53 Acland Street
City: ST KILDA

Postcode: 3182


Construction Details

Built: 1886 - 1890
Original use: Residential (Mansion)
Current use: Residential (Mansion)

number of floors : 3

Built in the Victorian period in the Victorian Italianate style

Notable features

Features a tower, an L-shaped balcony and verandah with cast iron columns, ballustrading, valencing and brackets which form gothic arches. The tower rises above and highlights the ground floor entrance ornately decorated with pilasters, festoons, string courses and vermiculated quoins. The building has a dominant roof line with bracketed eaves. Internally the main house is substantially intact and noteworthy for its elaborate plasterwork and particularly fine vestibule which repeats the gothic theme of the external cast iron.

History

Architect: Frederick De Garris




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