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5-9 Inverness Avenue, Armadale. Melbourne, Victoria

This rare row of three concertina terraces in Armadale erected by local builder William Maben in 1901 is situated near to Armadale station. The grand homes feature extremely tall parapets with tall dutch style parapets, balustrade and urns (although missing on number 5). The terraces are rich in high Victorian architectural detail and also feature faceted bays, window mouldings, fine iron lacework. Originally within the City of Malvern, they are part of the Inverness Avenue Heritage Precinct (HO179) of the City of Stonnington.1
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  1. http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/31191/download-report

Archbishop’s Row: 18-32 Catherine Street, Subiaco. Perth, Western Australia

Subiaco is probably best known for its cricket and Australian rules stadium, though just around the corner are some excellent examples of terraced housing. Built in 1904, this row of eight Italianate style terrace homes presents as two rows of four homes and is significant on a number of accounts.  Firstly it is a rare architectural bearer of the emblem of the black swan, a symbol of Western

Australia (formerly the Swan River colony) which appears on the two centre pediments of each row. It is not known where the name originated.1 The row also features a rare cast iron balustrade panel and is a late follower of a style made popular in the eastern states during the Victorian era.

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  1.  City of Subiaco walking tours

Pembridge Terrace: 49-55 Stevenson Place. Newcastle, New South Wales

Central Newcastle has some distinctive gems of terrace housing and this one, built in 1900, and situated on the corner of Stevenson Place and Telford Street with views over the foreshore park and the Hunter River is definitely one of them. The eclectic Anglo-Dutch, Queen-Anne and Mannerist styled red brick terrace likely named for the village in Herefordshire England, has a number of quite quirky features including the way it addresses its corner site, art-noveau styled signwriting and mannerist elements.

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George’s Terrace: 59-65 Cardigan Street, Carlton. Melbourne, Victoria

George’s Terrace is a row of four double storey houses, built in 1905 by George Ievers, a realtor and speculator.

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New Castle Terrace: 212-213 Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park. Melbourne, Victoria

“New Castle” terrace is an intriguing pair of terrace houses overlooking Port Phillip Bay on Beaconsfield Parade.  The most distinctive feature of these terraces is the castellated parapet including two towers with false windows in the shape of medieval turrets which adorns each and frames their cartouche.

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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.

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  1. http://glebesociety.org.au/?cat=6
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168-174 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Sydney, New South Wales

This row of four double storey Victorian terraces (three pictured) is in Sydney’s inner west. The complete row is difficult to photograph due to the presence of large evergreen trees in front of the second terrace in the row. The suburb of Glebe is heavily gentrified and contains a great number of beautiful heritage buildings. This row is not the most spectacular on Glebe Point Road, but it has an interesting style presumably early 1890s. They have attributes of Queen Anne style architecture.

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