433-445 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Sydney, New South Wales

This alphabetically named row (Abna, Boro, Cama, Divo, Edna, Freya and Gaza)1 is one of Glebe’s more interesting rows of terraces. Built in 1899-19002, the Queen Anne style edwardian terraces have a picturesque roofline combining prominent gables with a high pitched tile roof, decorative wooden fretwork bargeboards and tall chimneys with rows of terracotta pots giving the row a somewhat gothic dollhouse appearance.

433-445 Glebe Point Road.  Glebe, New South Wales

Terrace homes at 433-445 Glebe Point Road. Glebe, New South Wales

The corner terrace on the Leichhardt corner is particularly interesting as it faces the corner with an angular bay with one of three feature gables.  The corner terrace also has decorative string courses, window surrounds as well as angular niches and rear access doors with palisade fencing.

Prominent party walls divide the rest of the terraces down Glebe Point Road and each are capped with urns with cast iron lacework balustrades and frieze, however the fringe is decorated in wooden fretwork and pendants rather than cast iron lacework, subtly complementing the elaborate gables.

The terraces are listed on the Register of the National Estate and the City of Sydney’s planning scheme’s heritage list.

  1. http://glebesociety.org.au/?cat=6
  2. ibid

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