Near where I used to live in Glen Huntly is the very first house that the now-huge AV Jennings corporation ever built. I seem to recall it’s a brick Californian Bungalow. It certainly doesn’t look like the off-the-plan McMansion-type residences they’re probably better known for building now.
Neither had I thought of my house as being a mass-produced design, until a few weeks ago Marita spotted a clone of it in a street not too far away.
Well, almost a clone — theirs (on the right) has been expanded since building, whereas mine (on the left) seemed to have a few optional additions when built, such as the little picture windows on the side wall of the lounge, and the styled (Arabesque, or perhaps Spanish influence?) front archway. In fact, the more I compare them, the less like clones they look.
Still, it’s the same period (1930-ish), in the same colours, and the same basic design.