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5 Molesworth Street,, KEW VIC 3101 - Property No B4591
A suburban villa of 1885 designed by Lloyd Tayler for his daughter and son-in-law on a plan centred upon an octagonal top-lit hall. A square bay window to the drawing room projects from the front corner of the house at 45 degrees, showing for the first time the diagonal emphasis which was to be developed in other works of the architect and to become, in due course, a characteristic of the Federation style. The house is also remarkable for the extent of its surviving interior finishes, including the fine boarded roof and stencilled frieze of the hall, the imitation embossed leather dadoes of the hall and bedroom, the dado, filler and frieze papers of the drawing room and a number of other decorative details.
Residential buildings (private)