Monday, June 06, 2011

Repaint of Illoura

I consider the approval of the demolition of the St Kilda Road mansion Illoura to be a criminal act. How could they. Sadly it is one of many.

This grand building replaced it....well, I suppose the architect liked his design. I quite like the angled windows. Makes for some interest at least. It is a wide building with a central atrium and a few shops. Mostly though, it is offices. It was looking quite shabby and you can see the original paintwork at the front and top. Over the past few weeks it has seen some imaginative repainting. No, they are not shadows on the angled window ledges but paint. It rather looks like the sun always shines from the east. While it is not quite a silk purse, it is a big improvement.


  1. Hello Andrew:
    We share your sentiments entirely. The original house was splendid and, compared with its replacement of a mediocre office block, of so much greater architectural worth.

  2. i was at the lights just the other day looking at that building, i think it's ugly

  3. The original house was beautiful, but I quite like the angled paintwork on those newer window ledges. Nice thinking by somebody.

  4. Anonymous6:59 pm

    Now I'm sad.

  5. Jane, St Kilda Road was once lined with such buildings. There are only a couple left now.

    Agree Fen. It does look a little better with the paint though.

    Yeah River, I would have never thought to do that.

    Never mind Scott. Focus on your prize winning pussies.

  6. Roger.10:41 am