Monday, December 20, 2010

5 Peterleigh Grove, Essendon

5 Peterleigh Grove, EssendonThe houses in Peterleigh Grove, Essendon were mostly built between 1939 and 1943.

This is number 5.

I don't think there is much to distinguish the house from many Australian suburban houses but the low brick wall and metal gates are a fantastic.

5 Peterleigh Grove, Essendon

Art Deco in the Western Suburbs tour booklet, Art Deco and Modernism Society


  1. When my father was demobilised at the end of 1945, he took at low interest housing loan that was offered to ex-servicemen. I don't know Essendon, but I feel I know houses like your photo above very well indeed :)

    It would be like saying This Is Your Life architecturally :)

  2. Thanks Helen.

    I think this house is a bit like the typical Australian suburban post-war house with minor variations over the decade as taste changed.

  3. Thanks Lou. The gate raises the property a notch or two.