Posts Tagged ‘1881’
Glebe, like Paddington is one of those areas where you can almost get lost in the uniformity of the long stretches of double storey terraces. Burton Street, set near the railway line, while not possessing many homes of great individual character is typically Sydney, but refreshingly different in its Victorian era charm with its narrow rising aspect and hodge podge of double and single storey terraces and styles. The longest row in the street is this unnamed row of five, erected in 1881.
Barcelona terrace is a row of seven terraced homes in Fitzroy built in 1881, one of few residential projects of notable Melbourne builders Cockram & Co 1 . The terrace forms part of a fine Victorian streetscape in Brunswick Street. Barcelona Terrace has all the hallmarks of a boom style Melbourne terrace, built on bluestone foundations. Barcelona Terrace features a large central round pediment on the mid terrace parapet which includes the naming of the terrace, and extends evenly with a long balustrade and cornice.
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.