I think the verandah has been added. It covers the bottom of the three lines of raised bricks which is not good design. And that makes me wonder if the doorway and windows if that end of the building are later alterations also. There is no denying, though, the brickwork along the roofline is exceptional.
I hope you've enjoyed my previous posts of houses in Peterleigh Grove, Essendon because it is one of Melbourne true Art Deco gems. The majority of houses in the street were built on the cusp and through the early years of the Second World War (1939-41) and there they remain today. This is No. 4. A fairly conventional house with a great porch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.