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.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

218 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

November 2020

Construction has begun.

218 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne 

Architects Tom Eckersley

January 2020

Blank canvas. Blank slate.

January 2020
13 December 2019

and in the evening

in the morning
12 December 2019

The time has come for 218 Esplanade West and the yellow roses.

preparing for demolition December 2019

the streetscape December 2019

An amendment to the 2018 permit was granted on 9 July 2019.


A planning permit was granted on 29 October 2018 for the demolition of the dwelling and construction of a two storey dwelling.

30 May 2017

When these inter-war houses built on the former Sandridge Lagoon change hands, they generally make way for new development.

This house, with two street frontages and adjacent to Edwards Park, is unlikely to survive.

The house was sold for $2,025,000 in May 2017. (source: realestate.com.au)

218 Esplanade West, 2017

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

21 Alfred St, Port Melbourne

December 2019

Grand Designs re-played their 2014 programme which featured this house. After viewing it, some people wondered how the house is looking today. The following photographs show the house in December 2019.

from the corner of Alfred and Unions Sts 12 2019

Alfred St west of Union St 12 2019

The Alfred St streetscape on the eastern side of Union St 12 2019

2 November 2015

Something's up with the waterwall house.

29 July 2014

The H house was designed by Howard Raggatt & Peter Charles. It was a project of Ashton Raggatt Mcdougall, For my thoughts on the H house, visit Port Places

7 April 2013

June 2012

The site is cleared.
21 Alfred St, June 2012 

20 July 2012

The waterwall house replaced this modest dwelling. 

Union St frontage of Folly cottage

Folly Cottage, cnr Alfred & Unions Sts, Port Melbourne

A very rich, full life was led at 21 Alfred St. Home to Janne Ray and her family and to Norma Barnett in the last months of her life.

Peter Charles H-House 2011