House, Bendigo

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    Art Deco house in Bendigo.

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    1. A30yoyo 77 months ago | reply

      Its a lovely bungalow....surprisingly mainly under a pitched slate roof, ....just the two projecting curved rooms have flat roofs....is it as originally built.? Its not hard-core modernist....an estate agent would probably call it'Art-Deco' (in the U.K anyway)....but I find the term 'moderne' quite useful for these basically traditional places with a strong modern flavour... and they're usually beautifully built, too

    2. dct66 77 months ago | reply

      Sorry A30yoyo, I don't know the history of the building but I think it is as originally built. I think a lot of Australian houses from this period have pitched roofs because flat ones just didn't work in the climate.

    3. Moxette 77 months ago | reply

      ah... I hadn't realised it was a pitched roof. I'd thought that was on the house behind :/

    4. A30yoyo 77 months ago | reply

      I haven't seen the house, so I could be wrong about the roof.....do you hate the term 'moderne' because of the compromise it implies?

    5. Moxette 77 months ago | reply

      When I looked at it closer (& from David's response) I think you were right.

      No, it's more a linguistic thing, Mick. It feels like a misuse of the language, this habit of mixing different languages together; either English or French but not both together. To me it denigrates the buildings and renders them akin to the back of a pantomime horse. It's nothing personal against the people that use the term but who thought it up!

    6. dct66 77 months ago | reply

      Definitely a pitched roof. You might be able to see it better in this picture.
      House, Bendigo

    7. A30yoyo 77 months ago | reply

      Thanks dct66
      Moxette....perhaps this 'disputation' should move to the forum on 'Modernist Houses' or 'Modernism'....I googled 'Streamline Moderne' and found a Wikipedia page with examples which I didn't entirely agree with....also found some other names ....the favourite 'Raygun Gothic'!!....

    8. Moxette 77 months ago | reply

      It's not a disputation, Mick. I can't be bothered to flog that old chestnut yet again. It's rather futile, anyway, since as people rarely agree. And why should they? Everyone's entitled to their opinion.

      My beef is with the use of the language rather than the meaning. I like raygun gothic though.

      D - sorry to take over your thread. :)

    9. A30yoyo 77 months ago | reply

      Yes...apologies from me too, dct66....the date (1940s??) and architect for this house would be interesting

      dct66, moxette et al....back to buildings and photography....we've got competition....Google are putting all of Life Magazines photo archive on line, images.google.com/hosted/life fab pics....searches like modern architecture or prefab are OK

    10. dct66 77 months ago | reply

      No Worries. I have enjoyed following it, although I too have given up such discussions mainly because I am not qualified to really get into the technicalities.

    11. satguru 77 months ago | reply

      This reminds me very much of my own estate, that bit looks like my road besides the size of the buildings, this is a parallel road to it.

      Local scene

    12. BuenosAiresApartmentRent 75 months ago | reply

      Very streamlined moderne. Thanks !

    13. Maree Tonkin 73 months ago | reply

      Hey Moxette - I know the people who own this very well - funny how this stuff ends up on flickr . Cheers Maree

    14. Moxette 73 months ago | reply

      :) Nice to bump into you here!
      I guess you've been inside this little beauty, then?

    15. LJMcK 70 months ago | reply

      Hi,
      I live a couple of blocks away from this house - I believe that it was originally built in the 1950s for George Pethard, owner of Tarax Soft Drinks. I've never heard anything about who was the architect though.

    16. dct66 70 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the info LJMcK. It is a great house and makes sense that it would have been built for a successful person.

    17. robingrow2009 70 months ago | reply

      The house was constructed in 1939. Architect was Godfrey Eathorne from firm of Garvin & Eathorne. Constructed for George Pethard, local Mayor and man who concocted Tarax, boiling up from a dandelion base on the kitchen stove. Built by Albert Clough, prominent Bendigo builder.

    18. dct66 70 months ago | reply

      Fantastic information. Thanks Robin.

    19. Solokid2011 40 months ago | reply

      Robingrow is right... I grew up inthis house..... David P

    20. dct66 40 months ago | reply

      Thanks Solokid2011 ... Robin Grow is usually right ... about deco anyway.

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