The historic Majorca Building is in one of the hottest locations in the City of Melbourne. The Harry Norris designed Majorca building is at the end of the intersection of Flinders Lane and Degraves Street (258 Flinders Lane).
Architect Harry Norris incorporated many American styles into his work. He was inspired by the then popular Spanish Colonial Revival style after visits to the United States. The building is laden with Spanish/Moorish features, including rare blue faience tiles; foliated (leaf shaped) and rope moulded ornaments, and a foyer featuring terrazzo and inlaid stone. A Heritage Victoria database entry for Majorca House, says: “The Moorish influence in its terracotta façade places it firmly within the Melbourne tradition of exotic architecture in the late 1920s.
Majorca Building is a neo-Romanesque style, eight-storey tall building, designed and constructed between 1928-30. The Majorca Building was in the heart of the rag trade in Melbourne and acted as a beacon for the area. During the 1920s, property values rose as ground floors were increasingly given over to tailoring/clothing stores and upper floors to soft-goods merchants. The Majorca Building was originally designed as office space.
Today a retail store and vibrant eateries are located on the ground floor. The remainder of the building consists of privately owned residential apartments boasting luxurious private balconies overlooking the ever-bustling Flinders Lane precinct. Residents are within arm’s reach and eyeshot of iconic coffee, fare, wine and boutiques.
Name of Architect: Harry Norris
Date of build completion: 1929
Value of asset: $22,145,000
Location of building: 258 Flinders Lane Melbourne
Key features: Heritage listed building designed by Harry Norris
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