Those native to the area will know this darling as it greets all on the winding drive into Queenscliff proper. A Mid-Century signpost reassuring all who swing past that they are in a town of old-timey vibes, an unhurried village amazingly still not blighted by rampant development nor suffocating crowds, even in peak summer. The slower pace, lack of commercial ferocity and genuine peace of the town filters throughout this ultimate Australian statement in post war holiday making, its form and floor plan a version of so many lost multitudes once found in our summer places.: proudly simple and humble, a rejection of stifling British centric designs for a Modern Australian one which has become our common vernacular. It would be quietly devastating to see this one knocked down and we’d implore anyone with the inclination to get down there and continue on the story of this little, local icon.
75 Learmonth St, Queenscliff VIC
March 14, 2018 | Archives