Stirling Terrace: 114-118 Dryburgh Street. North Melbourne, Victoria

Stirling Terrace is a row of three double storey classical filigree terraces dating to around 1887.1  Its most striking feature is the central pediment with its relief, dentils and acroteria.

Stirling Terrace 114-118 Dryburgh Street North Melbourne Victoria

Stirling Terrace viewed from across Dryburgh Street


The terrace is set high and back from the property line.  The tall balustraded italianate parapet sits above a heavy cornice and effectively hides the three gables and it missing most of its urns.  The terrace also features party walls decorated by double scrolls at the top level and vermiculated ends facing the street.  The cast iron lacework features frieze, drop and bracket combination, corinthian capitaled posts and a heavy screen balustrade.

The vernadah at 116 was boxed in until relatively recently at the time of writing it had been opened and its lacework restored.

The terraces are situated within the City of Melbourne heritage overlay HO3.2


  1. The Age. pg. 3. For Rent section. 28 June 1887
  2. City of Melbourne Planning Scheme

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  • Lesley Poker: Built in 1874. Originally built by a John Watson ( very wealthy) who built the one next door for his...
  • Anne: Thanks for your comment. We own one of these terraces and would be interested in any info you have.
  • Kate Van Dyck: Love this photo. One off my GG Grandfather’s lived in No 21 and died at that address. So...