The Heritage Council of Victoria has disregarded the recommendations of the executive director of Heritage Victoria in making the decision to heritage-list a modernist home in the Melbourne neighbourhood of Caulfield North.
A developer had planned to replace the house with eight dwellings of two or three storeys above a basement car park. It was saved from demolition in August 2017 when the local council, City of Glen Eira, successfully applied to the Victorian planning minister for interim heritage control over the property.
The house was designed by Anatol Kagan. Born in St Petersburg in 1913, Kagan immigrated to Melbourne in 1939 and established his own practice, Anatol Kagan and Associates. His bread and butter work as an architect was in designing homes for wealthy Melbourne families.