Lind House added to Victorian Heritage Register

Lind House, located in Caulfield North and designed by émigré architect Anatol Kagan, has been included in the Victorian Heritage Register.

Lind House was designed by Russian-born Jewish émigré architect Anatol Kagan, for Polish-Jewish émigré Leo Lind and his wife Dorothy, and was constructed over the period of 1954-55.

Kagan emigrated to Australia in 1939, establishing a successful architectural practice in Melbourne. He became best known for his designs of large and luxurious residences, particularly in Melbourne’s inner-eastern suburbs of Kew, Balwyn and Toorak. His clientele chiefly consisted of wealthy, self-made émigré businessmen who had also fled Europe in the 1930s and 1940s to seek a new life in Australia.

Lind House is of architectural significance to the State of Victoria as a fine and intact example of Modernist residential architecture in Melbourne. Lind House is historically significant for its direct and enduring association with notable architect Anatol Kagan, who was one of the group of highly talented, progressive, European-trained émigré architects who made an important contribution to the architecture, town planning, education of architects and town planners, and to the cultural life of Melbourne during and following the Second World War.

Recent other registrations also include the Former Clifton Motor Garage and another Modernist home, Godsell House.

More information on all of these registrations can be found here.