1-2 Warren Ball Avenue, Newtown. Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney’s Newtown has many impressively intact rows of Victorian terrace houses on relatively flat terrain and this terrace forms part of an impressive row or eight overlooking Hollis Park which was formerly known as L’Avenue.  These end terraces, tall for two storeys, are in the distinctive Queen Anne style terrace has a fanciful gothic feel thanks to its tall gables with frilly wooden bargeboards and tall wooden finials on a steep slate roof.  The roof features tall picturesque chimneys complete with patterned mouldings.  The two gables frame a large bay window which goes up the full two storeys with a small slate roof in the gable. The terraces are mirrored at the other end of the row, which has taller Italianate houses in between, however 7 and 8 have been substantially compromised and barely recognisable with enclosed verandahs and other later additions.

Terraced homes.  1-2 Warren Ball Avenue: Newton.  New South Wales

Photo by: Dunks58

1-2 Warren Ball Avenue: Newton. New South Wales

A large wrap around verandah follows the form of the faceted bay and is dressed in detailed cast iron lace including central pendants  and corner brackets framing cast iron columns.

The terrace was built in the early to mid 1880s, between 1881 and 1884-5.

One Response to “1-2 Warren Ball Avenue, Newtown. Sydney, New South Wales”

  • Miguel:

    I owned #3 for about six years in the 1980s. The row, known originally as “L’Avenue Terrace” was built in fact in 1881 and, I agree with you, it is one of Sydney’s most elegant terrace ensembles from the High Victorian period. Number 1 Warrenball is said to have been the residence of the French consul in Sydney at the turn of the century.

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