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92-95 Howard Street, North Melbourne. Victoria

I find this short row of five unnamed Edwardian terraced houses very interesting. Firstly because Edwardian terraces are rare in Melbourne and this is an intriguing example as it has some pretty unusual design elements for a  Melbourne terrace. The way that the end terrace sports a variation in design and faces in a different direction adds significant asymmetry, interest and intrigue to an otherwise symmetrical row of houses. The row marches up the slight incline of Howard Street not unlike a row of Sydney terraces, but so discretely you almost wouldn’t notice.  The fins of the roof are exposed are also much more akin to Sydney Victorian era terraces than Melbourne.  The striking red brick form of the walls, terracotta tiled gable roofs with their row of ridge capping and picturesque chimneys dotted with rows of squat pots all set it apart from the majority Victorian Italianate terraces in the area.

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Rochelle: 3 Mary Street, St Kilda West. Melbourne, Victoria

The rounded pediment on the parapet of this freestanding terrace house proudly displays both name and date (“circa 1910”) in an oval shape, however this does not look like a 1910 terrace.  The neo-classical style of this terrace is more akin to the Victorian Regency style of the mid 1880s boom style, so the date appears a little anachronous to say the least.  However it is inkeeping with the terraces in the surrounding area, with the terraces there resulting in a relatively late subdivision.

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Nestle Cottages: Dennington, Victoria (demolished 1987)

Nestle cottages was a very rare1 row of terraces built outside of Warrnambool and although it was added to the Historic Buildings Register in 19862, it was subsequently demolished on appeal by the developer – Nestle3.  The terrace was designed in England in 19104.

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  1. Victorian Heritage Council citation H0743
  2. Pg 250.  Hunters and collectors: the antiquarian imagination in Australia.  Tom Griffiths.  Cambridge University Press.  1996
  3. ibid
  4. ibid
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