Freestanding Terrace: 34 Park Place, South Yarra. Melbourne, VIC
This freestanding boom style terrace in great condition was originally built in 1891 by Alfred Taylor and is part of a subdivision with direct frontage to beautiful Fawkner Park.
The terrace itself is an flamboyant composition with typical Melbourne features including a high parapet of classical entablature with a triangular pediment topping a festoon in moulded stucco and flanked by scrolls and a balustrade. Urns on either side complete the Italianate silhouette. The party walls are clearly defined and feature another pair of urns with lions heads on the upper storey and female heads on the lower storey staring out over the park with wide scrolls in between. A bold cornice sits between the party walls and is propped up with dentils and a frieze of classically inspired mouldings including floral paterae. Read more... (296 words, 2 images)
Drummond Terrace. 93-105 Drummond Street. Carlton, Victoria
Drummond Terrace (built 1890-1891 to the design of Walter Scott Law) is the longest and largest three storey terrace row in Melbourne in one of Carlton’s most terraced wide streets. The row of seven triple storey terraces features long rendered loggia of round arches and balustrades, notably deviating from the popular filligree style of the period. A central free classical pediment and blind porthole marks the mid terrace, while interesting false chimney motifs mark the mid point of each individual terrace in the row. Read more... (139 words, 2 images)