The Trojan House

Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty. Ltd. Location: Howthorn, Melbourne, Australia Project Team: Tim Jackson, Joachim Quino Holland Builder: Central Home Constructions Pty. Ltd. Structural Engineer: Adams Consulting Engineers. Landscape: Adlib Design Clients: Georgie Pettigrew and David McCombe Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Emma Cross


Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty. Ltd.
Location: Howthorn, Melbourne, Australia
Project Team: Tim Jackson, Joachim Quino Holland
Builder: Central Home Constructions Pty. Ltd.
Structural Engineer: Adams Consulting Engineers.
Landscape: Adlib Design
Clients: Georgie Pettigrew and David McCombe
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Emma Cross

About Howthorn:


Hawthorn is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its Local Government Area is the City of Boroondara. At the 2011 Census, Hawthorn had a population of 21,177.

Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, is designated one of 82 Major Activity Centres in the Melbourne 2030 Metropolitan Strategy.

The area was first settled in the late 1830s. The Boroondara Roads Board, the first municipal authority, was set up in the 1850s and covered a remarkably similar area to the present City of Boroondara. Boroondara is an aboriginal word reputed to mean place of shade. However, the Hawthorn Roads Board and the Kew Roads Board split from the rest of Boroondara in 1860. The HRB evolved into the Town of Hawthorn and the City of Hawthorn. The state government amalgamated the Cities of Camberwell, Hawthorn and Kew in 1994 to form the City of Boroondara.

The name Hawthorn, gazetted in 1840 as "Hawthorne", is thought to have originated from a conversation involving Charles La Trobe, who commented that the native shrubs looked like flowering Hawthorn bushes. Alternatively the name may originate with the bluestone house, so named, and built by James Denham St Pinnock (see Australian DNB), which stands to this day.


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