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|Registered as Victorian heritage|
|What is significant?|
The Woodland Street precinct, which comprises seven inter-war houses onlarge allotments at nos.226-240 Woodland Street, Strathmore is significant. These sites contain some particularly large and prepossessing inter-war houses, with common setbacks and an elevated aspect overlooking the park. All of the houses, which have common setbacks andan elevated aspect overlooking the park, are Contributory. Of these houses, the most striking are five sprawling attic bungalows at nos. 226, 230, 234, 236 and 240. All are of brick construction, either having a rendered finish with brick trim (nos. 226, 234, 236) or face red brickwork with rendered trim (nos. 230, 240). They have prominent gabled roofs clad in terracotta tiles, with gable ends infilled by shingles, timber boarding or roughcast render. The roofs of some of the houses are further distinguished by prominent bracketed eaves (nos. 226, 240) or by unusual gable vents in the form of a moulded cartouche (nos. 230, 240).
Typical of the 1920s bungalow idiom, the respective front porches are conspicuous and elaborately detailed, variously incorporating round arches (nos. 226, 234), stop-chamfered timber posts on capped brick plinths (no.230), tapered pillars (no.234), fluted pillars (no.236) or a broad segmental arch (no 240). Windows are rectangular, in groups of three, four or even five, their surrounds articulated by projecting timber hoods or sills, or brick quoining to jambs. They contain timber-framed double-hung sashes, often with leaded glazing. All of the bungalows have at least one curved bay window, while the equally prominent example at no.234 has a three-quarter round bay window to one corner.
The other Contributory houses are no.238 (c.1936), which is a prominent double-storey rendered brick house in the Art Deco style, with a balanced facade articulated by a central porch with dormer balcony (not original) above, large picture windows with leaded glass, and tapestry brick trim in typical geometric style, and no.228, which is a smaller clinker brick house in the ubiquitous Tudor Revival style of the late 1930s, distinguished by a somewhat unusual porch detailing with bracketed timber posts.
The original brick fences or retaining walls along their Woodland Street frontages, typical of the Inter-war period, are also Contributory. These typically comprise dwarf walls with taller brick piers, realised in smooth or roughcast-rendered masonry (eg no.236) or face brickwork (no.240), often enlivened with decorative details such as bullnosed bricks, plinth courses or with header and stretcher bricks that project or recede to form patterns.
Non-original alterations and additions to the houses are not significant.
How is it significant?
The Woodland Street Precinct is of historical and aesthetic significance to the City of Moonee Valley.