The Melbourne has a strong Prairie character with its wide overhanging eaves and hip roof. A porch that partially wraps around the side offsets the symmetry of the house itself. A dash of tradition is evident in the Colonial Revival style columns. It's a large home with about 1440 square feet and four bedrooms. A unique stair arrangement allows occupants to use the stairs from the living room to go upstairs or from the hallway off the kitchen.
"Becoming dissatisfied with unpleasant and unsightly home surroundings is the sign of growth and possible strength necessary for advancement, and, if considered in this light rather than a complaint against fate, one should take courage and make greater effort, knowing that is is possible that The Melbourne may soon become his home by the operation of the natural law of persistent purpose."