Contributor: Elizabeth Kulas

Elizabeth Kulas is currently completing a minor thesis in Art History at the University of Melbourne. Freelance writing allows her to share her incurable curiosity about people, visual culture and food. She loves cooking, eating and the sound of the German language.

Beverley Hills: sunset glamour

Continuing our biography of vertical life in Melbourne, we explore the past and present of the Beverley Hills in South Yarra. Completed in the 1930s, Beverley Hills brought a touch of Los Angeles glamour (and thrifty brick-recycling) to sombre, Depression-era Melbourne. Elizabeth Kulas speaks with current residents about the practicalities of living at density, in cinematic style.