Behind the trees and the brick verandah there is a fairly standard Australian weatherboard single storey house but the verandah, in Art Deco style, makes it something different. The decoration is very simple. A vertical row of spaced bricks on each pier and a horizontal line of exposed bricks in the panels in the balustrade. A nice piece of styling accessed by a set of robust steps and a suitably deco gateway.
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.