430-444 Wattle Street, Ultimo. Sydney, New South Wales

These sandstone terraces probably date back to the early 1860s, probably when new buildng codes were introduced for high party walls.  The row of eight houses are quite Georgian in their layout, even though they feature the Victorian cast iron lacework (albeit restrained) including balustrade, brackets and short fringe on the upper level and brackets (some missing) and palisade fences at ground level.

Terrace Houses: 430-444 Wattle Street, Ultimo. Sydney, New South Wales. Photo by:Michael Gardner

Terrace Houses: 430-444 Wattle Street, Ultimo. Sydney, New South Wales.

Built right up to the street, the corrugated roofline continues to the verandah.  The party walls continue up above the roofline undecorated and the chimneys are also very Georgian, quite square and plain.  French doors provide access to the upper verandah, while the doors and windows at ground level are quite plain.  Although most of the houses in the row feature the original ashlar, some have unfortunately been rendered over.

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