The building was designed by architect Joseph English. This building (part of an important group) is highly representative of the boom period house with large projecting bay windows, asymmetrical plan form, and flamboyant detailing, although its integrity has been compromised by the removal of balcony roof and of associated cast-iron decoration from the fence*. There have also been a number of alterations at ground floor level.
The building relates well in detail and scale to similar buildings along Lefevre Terrace and forms the northern end of a coherent group of three similar buildings (61-63, 64-67 and 68-70 Lefevre Terrace). The detailing and plan form of this building in relation to the two others in the group emphasises the ‘book-end’ function of this building in the group.
- The balcony roof and associated cast iron decoration to the fence were reinstated in 1996.