George Catchlove built such a house next door to his own, designed in a similar but less ebullient style by the same architect, Rowland Rees.
The house was soon afterwards occupied by the Dominican Prioress, then Lady Milne, its owners in later years including Mrs Lilian Kither and professor of law, W.J. Brown.
While the design of this building is restrained (particularly for Rees) its quality workmanship and detailing are evident. The facade of squared, coursed, bush-hammered Tarlee bluestone is unusual and contrasts well with the bluestone rubble side walls. The asymmetrical composition is characteristic of Italianate villas of the time. There are rectangular heads to openings and an unusual treatment of cast-iron enrichment, especially cresting to guttering and the cantilevered balcony.
The building is in good order despite an enclosed porch and a new external tubular steel staircase.