Saturday, January 14, 2017

scenic historic Heronswood...

Heronswood is a grand old lady overlooking Dromana...
This is a view of the outdoor dining courtyard...
(The old building is now being used as a restaurant
since the separate restaurant was engulfed in flames from a grass fire in 2014.)

The first law professor at Melbourne University, William Hearn, employed Edward Latrobe Bateman to design Heronswood house in 1866. The property's name was probably derived from Hearn's family motto, the heron seeks the height, or his family crest, on a mount vert, a heron. Or it could be a contraction of 'Hearn's wood'. The architectural style of the house, which was completed in 1871, is Gothic Revival. It is made from coursed, squared granite blocks quarried at Arthur's Seat. The windows, doors and corners are dressed with limestone from the southern end of the peninsula. It features many medieval-inspired elements such as the bell-cast roofs covered in Welsh slate, pointed lancet windows, and buttressing on the front porch.
- source HERE 

fires and rains
and weathering time
polish her spirit

More detail of Heronswood is HERE 

Linking to:
Scenic Weekends

Wishing you a wonderful weekend


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Heronswood is a wonderful old building Gemma, would be a lovely spot to have a meal, hope the food lives up to it's surroundings ­čśŐ

William Kendall said...

What a pretty building!

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