Photo: Max Dupain

Site Overview

site name:
Maytone Avenue Group (nr.2)
architect:
Sydney Ancher
other/former name:
Staff Cottages
date of commission:
1945
date of completion
:
1951
address:
2 Maytone Avenue, Killara, NSW
typology:
Housing

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.

N2. Significant heritage value in exhibiting particular aesthetic characteristics

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

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