71 Garden Street, Alexandria. Sydney, New South Wales

This colourful freestanding unnamed Victorian terrace, built in 1885 has an interesting parapet – a central urn atop a raised with a wreath draped between two corbels – makes a clear mannerist and free classical statement.  The otherwise plain symmetrical terrace house achieves some quirkiness through the wave verandah roof, which like the parapet also functions to hide roof elements from street level.  (Photo by: J Bar licenced under (CC-SA))

71 Garden Street.  Alexandria, New South Wales. Image by J Bar licenced under CC-SA

71 Garden Street. Alexandria, New South Wales.

The terrace features prominent iron lacework on the two storey verandah split in two by a single cast iron corinthian column on each level which frames the cast iron lace brackets and top storey balustrade. The party walls are modest in decoration by comparison to the parapet. 
The top storey has two french doors. The ground level features two windows and a door all in Italianate arches and mouldings which contrast heavily with the floors above.

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