Evolving Port

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

146 Dow St, Port Melbourne

19 February 2020

The front portion of the house was demolished by hand today.

19 February 2020
18 February 2020

Demolition of the rear of the house is underway. It looks as thought the front is being retained though it is in very poor condition, has been much altered and retains some quaint features.

However, the planning permit says "Demolition of the dwelling and partial demolition of the garage, alterations and additions including the construction of a two storey dwelling and alterations to the existing garage at the rear of the site. (Permit 308/2018/A)

February 2020
October 2016

The house sold for $2,385,000 on 15 October.

The house last sold for $38k by private treaty in 1976. (source Domain)

Sunday, February 9, 2020

80 Ross St, Port Melbourne

8 February 2020

Chapman Memorial Hall sold for $2.19m.

According to Greg Hocking Holdsworth director, Warwick Gardiner, the seller was a developer who had carved off the 349sq m block from a larger parcel of land he bought for $4.75 million in 2017.

The former church was bought by a family who intend to create a family home.

New townhouses are soon to be built on the neighbouring block, but plans were scrapped to convert the church, which has a heritage red brick facade.

Monday, February 3, 2020

139 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

February 2020

The house at 139 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne was sold before auction. The site has an approved planning application for a three level townhouse by John Matyas architects.

February 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

71 Rouse St, Port Melbourne


January 2017

January 2017
To see MINT as the architects intended, visit Wood Marsh Architecture.

This project consists of 16 apartments spread across four floors. Interest is added to the facade with green-tinted glass and a custom mould for the precast panels.  The light effects from the glass facade were created using EDGE Architectural Glazing. There is no underground basement. Car stackers are used for car parking.

To see the marketing campaign for MINT apartments visit Sense Creative Agency.


The brick warehouse on site is being demolished while Rothelowman's development takes shape next door.

25 March 2015

After Kosdown moved to Rocklea Drive, the warehouse was used for a time by The Block.

2 December 2013