Burnet and Boston, circa 1900. Late Victorian Renaissance
commercial building. Red sandstone ashlar with rusticated
ground floor. 6-storey, attic and basement with frontage to
St Vincent Street, 2 unequal bays, canted angle and 6 bays
to Hope Street. 2 pedimented Ionic porches and central arched
window in rusticated ground floor; balustraded parapet over
1st floor; W bay canted window through 2nd, 3rd, 4th floors
with main cornice, 5th and attic under segmental pedimented
Ionic feature with coupled and fluted columns; carved
friezes over 3rd floor windows in canted bay. Corner oriel
corbelled over ground, detailed as canted bay but with engaged
Ionic columns to octagonal attic with broad-eaved, flattened
domed roof with Art Nouveau finial.
6-bay flank to Hope Street, semi gable at S end balanced
by tower feature with elaborate bay at N end; 4-bays between
with round arched openings at ground, tripartite to 1st
and 2nd, canted windows 3rd and 4th set between giant Ionic
columns, over arches with carved spandrels to 5th; balustrated
parapet above, gable dormers.
INTERIOR: modernised, some original stained glass survives.