Hiawatha, Brighton, was first known as Ratho. In 1881 Andrew Thomson and John Niven, partners in a publishing business, purchased 39 acres and built twin mansions, Ratho and Chevy Chase, less than 100m apart, but each on its own 10 acre block. In c1887 Al
Bell's Mansion, Dunolly, Victoria. This 2 storey Georgian house is commonly known as Bell's Mansion in reference to the owner, politician James Bell; its other name is the little used Belleview. It was built in 1869 and designed by a local store keeper, Thomas Tyrer, who owned a fancy goods store and tobacconist shop in Broadway (Dunolly).
The Gables - Malvern - The Gables is nestled in a beautiful tree lined avenue in the Melbourne suburb of East Malvern. The magnificent Queen Anne styled mansion, built in 1902, incorporates landscaped and manicured grounds, an amazingly complex hipped roof line, wide verandahs, leadlight windows as well as beautifully crafted timber detailing.