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This outstanding row of six double storey terraced houses (four pictured) is distinguished by its interesting end terrace, a large faceted bay and prominent gable which addresses the Cameron Street corner.
The end terrace Queen Anne style bay features a prominent bargeboard with finial and half timbering. This terraceImmediately above the top level windows are decorative mouldings featuring festoons. The nine panel upper double hung windows feature coloured leadlights, while the lower only have one row providing a privacy screen but leaving a small pane open. Between the ground floor and first storey of the bay there are string courses and mouldings which provide with the filligree section. The entire effect of the end bay evokes the North American row home.
This is a long row of eight double storey sandstone terraces terminates in a shophouse end terrace. While the parapet of the terrace houses is quite plain, it effectively hides the roof and chimneys, stepping slightly to follow the gradual incline of the street. Like many inner Sydney corner stores the corner store of the row has a bevel with a door entry facing the corner on an angle. The parapet on this section is much higher and more pronounced with a high curved motif, although still plain of the facade. The corner store has a spectacular large wood lattice balcony projecting over the footpath. Whether this was an original feature, I’m not sure.