Posts Tagged: Spanish Mission

Fluent Spanish

This house is recognised by heritage practitioners as a strong sympathetic example of an addition to a domestic sized dwelling. The positive factors include the fact that the addition, located alongside with a lightweight connection, is of similar height to the existing building. The pitch of the new roof and the width of the walls […]

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 […]

A Touch of Hollywood

This Spanish Mission style house, complete with façade of plaster columns, wrought iron balconies and soaring palm trees, is pure vintage Hollywood glamour!                                                                 […]

On A Mission

This 1930s Spanish Mission style duplex was first brought back to life by the current owner-builders in 2001.                                                 The original features which reflected the romance and grandeur of its Hollywood-style heritage […]

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 […]