This is the view of No 34 as you walk down Peterleigh Grove from the Windy Hill end. Even in this street of houses mostly constructed between 1939 and 1943, No 34 stands out as a bit special. Or perhaps I am a bit biased towards the streamline end of the Art Deco spectrum.
No 34 was built in 1941 and was the house of local builder JC Corbett. In all likelihood Corbett not only built the house but designed it aswell.
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.