Posts Tagged: Mediterranean

Wiston Gardens

“Professor Leslie Wilkinson’s domestic architecture is a bottomless source of surprises, discoveries and idiosyncrasies; his houses are complex, full of unexpected twists and turns.  The scale is human, comfortable and not rhetorical.”  Luigi Rosselli   The Sea Dragon,  located at Wiston Gardens in Sydney’s Double Bay, was designed in 1936 by the eminent Australian architect Professor Leslie Wilkinson with Spanish […]

Spanish Mission and Mediterranean (1924-1940)

In the inter-war period a wide variety of eclectic styles started to emerge.  Travel in Italy and Spain was a common pursuit for many local architects, who saw the buildings of these Mediterranean regions as appropriate to the climate and light of Australian cities, and borrowed design elements for their buildings. Leslie Wilkinson, the first […]