ALBERT MANSION

Located in East Melbourne’s Heritage Precinct, this is a particularly fine two storey mansion of the Early Victorian Era – (1850-75). The building is symmetrically arranged about a central entry porch with balcony over and secondary bracketed balconies on the flanks, creating a romantic appearance. The ground floor openings have arched heads whilst the upper windows have square heads with radiused frames. The simple hipped slate roof is intact but much of the facade may be obscured by the recent render coating.

 

There are two proposed additions - the rooftop enclosure and the proposed garage with terrace above. In both cases, we are proposing very simple, minimalistic architectural responses that contrast from the traditional detailing of the existing building. Rather than attempting to recreate the traditional form,

we felt it would be better to propose more modern clean forms thus allowing the traditional mansion to be more prominent.

 

It should be noted that both additions are not visible from the street and therefore do not devalue the significance of the existing building. In particular, the rooftop enclosure is concealed by the existing hipped roof which is consistent with the objectives of this policy for outstanding graded buildings (‘B’).

Project

Albert Mansion

 

Size

900 sqm

 

Location

East Melbourne,

Australia.

 

Status

Documentation

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Designed by Studio Hortenzia.

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ALBERT MANSION

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