Site Overview

site name:
Maytone Avenue Group (nr.6)
other/former name:
Staff Cottages
architect:
Sydney Ancher
date of completion:
1951
address:
6 Maytone Avenue, Killara, NSW
classification/typology:
Residential / Housing (RES)

Description

Sydney Ancher was amongst the first to introduce the International Style to Australian domestic building, reshaping its forms to the needs of the Australian climate and way of life. As this group of houses demonstrates so ably, the basic Miesian cube is extended with covered or screened outdoor areas, emulating the Australian verandah.

This enclave of modern case study houses is significant as a demonstration of how modern International Style architecture in Australia was adapted and designed using the capacities of local post-war construction.
N6. Significant heritage value in demonstrating a high degree of technical achievement of a particular period

(source: Maytone Avenue Houses / Australian Institute of Architects / Nationally Significant 20th-Century Architecture)

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