ASHBURY

Cheviot Street

Main Period: Interwar

Leadlight apparent at No’s 3, 5, 11, 15, 19, 21, 23, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 47, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 &66

Cheviot Street is the land of the Californian bungalow and there are some wonderful examples of the bungalow design and its variations. The first subdivision was at the southern end in 1924 as part of the sixth subdivision of the Goodlet Estate.  The northern end of the street was was part of the seventh subdivision of the Goodlet Estate and it was auctioned in 1925. Many of these late 1920's bungalows have retained a lot of their original leadlight and some of it is just superb. It is also the street that possibly has retained a large number of small pictorial windows featuring windmills, sailboats, light houses and rural landscapes and this makes it unique. A walk along Cheviot Street provides some beautiful examples of Californian Bungalow architecture complete with some quite romantic leadlight.

Cheviot Street

No 3 is a Californian Bungalow probably built in the late 1920’s that has leadlight in a three panel casement window on the right with only the centre panel intact, a three panel casement window on the left that is completely intact and looks stunning. Each of the panels has a convex circle as the focus set in a square of pastel blue glass with small squares of strong blue glass on the corners. All this is framed by a strong reddish border. The centre drops have very textured glass that is offset and the panels are very Art Deco. In contrast there is something almost romantic in the two small windows that have a rural scene in one and a windmill in the other.

© 2019 Colin Webb