This blog is a search far and wide to find examples and the essence of the traditional Australian Terrace House – map its distribution, study and compare their styles and heritage status. The scope is not only the traditional row home defined by two or more houses sharing a party wall, but the similar styles of housing including semi-detached and freestanding modes both existing and demolished at some stage in the past. It is also not entirely limited to the pre-war terrace – sometimes reflecting and touch on modern revivals, the townhouse and nostalgic replicas.
Over the past few years our passion for terrace homes and hobby for architecture has seen us catalogue and research a great many terrace style homes around Australia. Some are interesting and some not so. But our aim is to share at least one Australian Terrace House each week or so for interested readers and followers. You can subscribe to updates using our RSS feed, our Twitter or our email subscription facility.
Unlike other residential housing styles, terraces were frequently speculative developments so there isn’t always a great deal of information on their construction date or architects. Some style indicators and local historical and heritage studies give clues to their age.
If you know anything about any of the terraces we blog about, please contact us. You can contribute additional information by commenting or emailing:
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