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Burn Brae, Yinnar, was constructed on the crest of a rise in 1912 by W. Young, builder, for William + Ellen Bond. William Bond + his brother, George, were among the early selectors in the Yinnar district. In form, Burn Brae is a typical Victorian Italianate villa with perimeter verandahs, hipped roof and pressed metal ceilings. However it is notable for having its walls lined both inside and out with pressed metal sheets of various ornate patterns. Those on the outside simulate rusticate...

Corio Villa, Geelong, Victoria. Prefabricated in 1855 and constructed in 1856, Corio Villa is the first prefabricated cast iron house in Australia. This landmark ornate white mansion is considered by locals to be the jewel in Geelong's waterfront crown and sold in 2013 for over $5 million. It is one of the state's most significant historic homes. The house was commissioned by William Gray, a colonial crown land commissioner, but he died before the house arrived in Australia. Once the house…

Frieze,cornice and ceiling decoration in the style of an oriental sultan's palace in the main boudoir, Villa Alba, 44 Walmer Street, Kew. Built for landboomer Willam Greenlaw.