Tuesday 28 August 2012

Steel Yourself

On the market for just a brief period of time, this cracking house at 292 Lower heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe East recently sold (for over $1,000,000!!). The architecture is credited to John Timlock c.1961. Not familiar with his work and Google is not giving me any leads on him. Pretty conservative externally I guess - not exactly ground breaking for the 60's but it certainly has charm and mid-century character.
 Regrettably, I didn't get a chance to check it out while it was open for inspection. I would have loved to have seen the original 'American Steel' kitchen and that sleek brick fireplace.
Love a kitchen up on legs and a sink with an angled fascia. They don't make 'em like this anymore!
Paneling - You guys know how I'm a sucker for timber paneling!  All images courtesy Barry Plant Ivanhoe

1 comment:

  1. Thank you to Alison who emailed me with the following information on the architect; "John Timlock was a partner in the Melbourne firm Perott, Lyon, Timlock, & Kesa which became one of the largest architectural firms in the country. It was responsible for the MMBW building in Spencer Street, for which they won the 1973 Victorian Architectural Medal of Merit. Not much of his domestic work seems to have been documented. John Timlock also designed the Brighton Life Saving Club building (currently threatened with demolition)."