Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Art Deco gem in Moonee Ponds

Is it because the Art Deco architects were not locked in to symmetry that they were able to use interesting solutions for awkward shaped and corner blocks?  This pair of houses occupies a triangular block on a bend in Trinafour Street, Moonee Ponds.  The contrast of the decorative brickwork with the stark white render, along with the interesting shapes of the walls, makes these two very engaging houses.

The decorative motif around the windows is quite striking.

The small windows on either side of the chimney with a fan-shaped leadlight design are really gorgous.

Pyramid-shaped roofs was a feature of the "Moderne" style of architecture.

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