Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

33 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne

March 2012

33 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne March 2012 

Two contestants on the 2011 season of The Block have used their prize money to buy this house. They don't want to demolish it! It is the only house of its kind in Port Melbourne. 

33 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne 
29 January 2012

33 Esplanade East, Port Melbourne January 2012 

Can anyone provide more context to help understand this building? It is so small - that's why I took the side view. The verandah detailing is very simple. The roof has no pitch.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

202 Clark St, Port Melbourne

March 2012

The property was sold by private treaty by Biggin and Scott for $1,925,500. (source: realestate.com.au)

.28 January 2012



202 Clark St is for sale. Before it's tidied up - here it is. I always feel sad when I see these family homes once so loved and tended - now dishevelled - before they take on a new life. 

Clark St is notable for its plane trees - a pleasure for some, and a trial to others. Clark St was the edge of Port Melbourne's settlement west of the railway line till 1870.

Friday, January 13, 2012

40 Beach St, Port Melbourne

Orama

December 2012 

40 Beach St, Port Melbourne December 2012


April 2012

Marketing has begun for the Orama development at 40 Beach St. It is a 4 level development containing 23 dwellings. The site wraps around the Pier Hotel.

40 Beach St, Port Melbourne April 2012



 

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Irvine at 42 Beach St 
courtesy of the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society


Read Jan Macdonald's Salt on the Windows: evocative short pieces on living at Irvine, 42 Beach St, a house on this site in the 1940s and 1950s, available for download from the Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society website