Posts Tagged ‘baroque’
Houses like this freestanding boom terrace style home are my personal favourites and Parkville is a place which abounds in such examples of high Victoriana. Unrendered and painted in mustard to simulate sandstone, this particular home was built in 1882 1 and retains many of its original features. Though it appears to currently be undergoing renovations, hopefully much of its character can be preserved.
These terrace houses, largely hidden by trees, are of a most unusual design. Looking similar in appearance to a Manhattan brownstone, they feature an exaggerated Italianate mannerist (or baroque) style using stucco and mouldings to simulate heavy stone in stark contrast to the iron lacework inspired filigree terraces of the street.
Ellendale is an outstanding example of an (almost) freestanding Victorian Terrace in inner Melbourne. With its more unusual features including a high broken round pediment framing the name cartouche in a temple like motif with classical entablature flanked by balustrade, pilasters with rectangular mouldings and spherical urns in unpainted render (although it appears to be missing the central urn inside the broken pediment). Additionally there are unusual and striking polychrome patterns and banding in cream, brown and red brick. The whole composition creates the effect of an incredibly commanding and solid looking terrace.