Monday, 10 October 2011
Banyule Homestead controversy
Thoughts about the controversial plan to subdivide land surrounding historic Banyule Homestead for three new townhouses:
What will the townhouses look like?
Please no periana / repro / neo-classical facadism, I just couldn't cope!!! How about something sympathetic, yet contemporary to juxtapose with the simplicity of the Elizabethan homestead? This is afterall the preferred way of siting new building works with heritage significant ones.
My other concern is that $400,000 will not go far on restoration works, particularly when the developer stands to make considerably more profit here....