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21 Hill Street, Hawthorn. Melbourne, Victoria

21 Hill Street is a richly detailed double storey house which is built in the terrace style although freestanding. This grand terrace features a hipped slate roof culminated in a central chimney above bracketed eaves – a design theme while repeated elsewhere, along with the verandah, makes an impressive statement here.

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51-65 Station Street, Newtown. Sydney, New South Wales

This row of eight single storey Italianate style Sydney terraced houses marching up a slight include displays some fairly unique attributes.  Their most interesting feature is the prominent arched Italianate style doorways with their elaborate acanthus mouldings and the prominent party walls and chimneys.

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Granby: 11-15 Clifton Street, Richmond. Melbourne, Victoria

Granby is a row of three double storey terraces. The cartouche on the central parapet includes its name and date of construction – 1880. The terrace is typical of the kind built toward the top of the hill in Richmond in the early 1880s but with notable refinement of its verandah ornament.

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120-122 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Victoria

The timing of this photo, taken on a bleak and gloomy Melbourne evening, is perhaps apt as the outlook for these rare and historic terraces is equally so. To get an understanding of the significance of and the situation faced by this short row of two double storey terrace houses, I’ll paint a brief picture. Take yourself back 155 years to colonial Melbourne.

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56-58 Wellington Street, St Kilda. Melbourne, Victoria

It a bit stunned me to discover that this pair of large unnamed but seemingly well kept double storey terraces has never featured in a heritage study or been included in a heritage overlay. Considering the huge amount of redevelopment that Wellington Street has seen since the 1960s it is remarkable that they remain a feature of this area.

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Bayview House: 28 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne. Melbourne, Victoria

Bayview House is a narrow boom style terrace in a beautifully preserved row of three villas neighbouring an Edwardian terrace presumably named for the glimpses of Port Phillip which once would have been seen from its upper balcony.

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7-9 Victoria Street, St Kilda. Melbourne, Victoria

This pair of double storey terrace houses in St Kilda displays elements of a couple of different styles, suggesting it has been greatly modified over time.  The two hip roofed terrace houses share a common prominent party wall which is plain except for a couple of acanthus scroll corbels and has a rectangular profile stepping back between the roofs.  The design notably has no parapet and two large chimneys on either side provide a singularity and balance to the row.  The terraces themselves appear simple enough and have the classical treatment of the 1870s.  The distinctive feature however is the wooden fretwork of the Edwardian period, complete with matching picket fence.

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  • admin: I think what this shows PeteS is 343 with its pre-modified facade (complete with the tiny strip of balustrade...
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