The building is the former Gate House or Lodge that is at the gates at Rupertswood in Macedon Street. A lodge was often erected at the entrance of a large estate to direct guests to the mansion or reject unauthorised people from entering the property.
The presence for a Gatehouse or Lodge erected at the entrance of a larger property was a tradition copied by wealthy landowners in the Colony from one practised by the upper classes in Britain.
A coloured photograph of blue stone top storey cottage with a slate roof surrounded by an attractive garden. The building has 3 chimneys and there is a smaller single storey wing added to the building.