A repository of photographs of leadlight in homes in the Inner Western Suburbs of Sydney.
Main Period: Federation - Interwar
Leadlight apparent at No’s 10, 12, 12A, 13A & 14.
While Balfour Street is shown on the 1907 subdivision of the Gladstone Hall Estate the number of Californian Bungalows in the street suggest than many of the lots would have been sold around the time of WW1 with the houses built probably built after the War.
No 10 is a small Californian bungalow (c.1920 possibly built by the same builder as No’s 12 & 12A) with leadlight in a beautiful three panel casement window on the verandah. The design surges from the bottom outside panels upwards to floral elements at the top of the panel and then flows into the central design motif. There is leadlight in the front door panel but it is a much later addition. While the house design and the window joinery are identical the leadlight in these three houses shows a range of what was fashionable at the time.