Burnham Flats, a handsome block of flats in Geelong, in my opinion, is somewhat spoilt by the current paintwork. I think cream would work much better with the colour of the bricks. As you can see in the following photos, the black and aqua colours work very well on the doors but I really dislike it on the main body of the building.
The way the upstairs walkway comes around the corner of the building to form a small balcony area is delightful and introduces curved elements into an otherwise rectangular block.
The entrances to the flats are off a side street and no doubt the colours work better on the doors themselves.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.