83-91 Union Street. McMahon’s Point. Sydney, New South Wales

This group of five 1880s terraces, part of the CA 15 – Union, Bank. Thomas Conservation Area in McMahon’s Point, steps gently down the hill with distinctive high slated gables, concave corrugated iron verandahs and sloping party walls. The wall of 91 ends the terrace at Chuter Street forming a picturesque silhouette with its distinctive chimney and pots.

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Uridge Terrace: 91-101 Frederick Street, Ashfield. Sydney, New South Wales

In suburban Sydney’s Ashfield lives this row of six double storey Victorian houses built in 1882 built by William Web. Originally part of a larger row including a shop and residence, this row remain, is on the Register of the National Trust (NSW) and was locally heritage listed in 1991.1
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  1. Ashfield Heritage Study http://www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au/files//heritage_items/91-101_frederick_st.pdf

5-9 Inverness Avenue, Armadale. Melbourne, Victoria

This rare row of three concertina terraces in Armadale erected by local builder William Maben in 1901 is situated near to Armadale station. The grand homes feature extremely tall parapets with tall dutch style parapets, balustrade and urns (although missing on number 5). The terraces are rich in high Victorian architectural detail and also feature faceted bays, window mouldings, fine iron lacework. Originally within the City of Malvern, they are part of the Inverness Avenue Heritage Precinct (HO179) of the City of Stonnington.1
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  1. http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/31191/download-report

Buchanan’s Terrace: 1-7 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn. Auckland, New Zealand

Buchanan’s Terrace is a row of four double storey terraces in the inner Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn, something extremely rare in the largest New Zealand city.

The terrace’s subdued late Edwardian appearance partially hides its original Victorian era features. It features two sets of two terraces that are staggered up the gentle slope of the hill, with a tall plain parapet, bullnosed verandahs, and prominent party walls.

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Voilet Terrace: 1-5 King Street, Randwick. Sydney, New South Wales

Violet terrace, completed in 1884 adjacent to Randwick Racecource is a row of three narrow double storey terraces in an Italianate style atypical of Sydney terraces.
The terrace is distinctive for its unrendered facade and restrained, but relatively intact ornament.
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Nepean Terrace: 128-132 Gipps Street, East Melbourne

Nepean Terrace is a significant early terrace in East Melbourne near the Fitzroy Gardens. Architecturally, it is from an era before iron lacework became popular. Instead the regency style inspired design features a single storey verandah of concave roof with an arcade of arches supported by paired wooden posts. The brackets feature elaborate carvings of floral patterns, as do the party walls and ledges with their finely moulded corbels.

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Musbury Terrace: 15-25 Ruth Street. Perth, Western Australia

Musbury Terrace is a row of six terraced houses and one of Perth’s few single storey rows. Built in 18971, each house consisted five rooms, kitchen bath and pantry.2 Architecturally the cottages are minimalist, with a horizontal parapet decorated only by urns atop each party wall and vermiculation, bullnose verandahs and iron lace consisting of a shallow fringe and brackets.

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  1. Western Australia Heritage Council record 08742
  2. The West Australian Advertising Saturday 31 March 1906. pg. 16
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