East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Photo by raaen99
Another gem in E. Melbourne.
Art Deco Block of Flats - East Melbourne
In East Melbourne, just off busy Wellington Parade in the little cul-de-sac of Garden Avenue is a blissfully quiet piece of “between the wars” Melbourne.
The entire avenue is made up of wonderful Functionaist Moderne blocks of flats. This red brick complex is one of the more remarkable blocks with its rounded drawing room windows, white painted frames which stand out against the red of the bricks. Unlike many Art Deco buildings which focussed on a vertical emphasis, Functionalist Moderne buildings often featured horizontal emphasis, which is why it has horizontal white painted concrete stripes between the blocks of windows and a horizontal band of feature bricks above the ground floor flat windows. Even the lamp in the garden is in a wonderful Art Deco style!
Please also note the lucky horseshoe on the outer windowsill of the ground floor bay window.