Terrace Houses: 7-9 Broadway, Camberwell. Melbourne, Victoria
This pair of terrace houses is not just interesting for its highly embellished facade and regal appearance, but the fact that it is a rare example of a suburban row to be found almost 14 kilometres from the Melbourne City Centre.
The small row of two symmetrical semi detached terraces has sophisticated Italianate detailing including a high rendered parapet on each house hiding the two gabled corrugated iron roofs. The parapet is topped by a triangular pediment and crown which divides the facade into three bays and tops a small temple motif. The temple motif sits on classical entablature flanked by pedestals (presumably missing urns or finials) and scrolls. Inside the is a blank cartouche inside a flat arch motif with a keystone. A blind balustrade of knotted linked circles completes the picture. Read more... (414 words, 2 images)