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Drummond Terrace: 93-105 Drummond Street, Carlton. Melbourne, Victoria

Drummond Terrace (built 1890-1891 to the design of Walter Scott Law) is the longest and largest three storey terrace row in Melbourne in one of Carlton’s most terraced wide streets.  The row of seven triple storey terraces features long rendered loggia of round arches and balustrades, notably deviating from the popular filligree style of the period. A central free classical pediment and blind porthole marks the mid terrace, while interesting false chimney motifs mark the mid point of each individual terrace in the row.

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Dr Martin’s: 86-88 Collins Street. Melbourne, Victoria

This impressive row of two triple storey terraces was once actually a row of three built for Dr Robert Martin in 1873 by James Gall (a third house in this row was demolished in 1976 to give the Nauru House office tower a Collins Street address). It is now one of just a handful of terraces remaining in the Melbourne CBD.  The terraces, originally a combination of consulting rooms and residence have been adaptively reused as offices with ground floor boutique retail.

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195 Adderley Street, West Melbourne. Victoria

This is a great little freestanding terrace on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD which shows a free spirited approach to design.  The house is rich in textures, materials and ornament.  There are even cherub statuettes on the party walls, something quite rare for Australian terrace houses.  The terrace has an intricate “Hawthorn brick” facade.  Refined details focused on the chimney, cornice and party walls.

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Claremont Terrace: 31-35 Cobden Street, North Melbourne. Victoria

Claremont Terrace is hidden within the industrial area to the north of the Melbourne CBD and most of the row appears to have been adaptively reused as offices.  According to Melbourne City Council’s 1991 heritage study by Graeme Butler, the construction date of Claremont Terrace is unknown, however there are signs that this is an early Melbourne terrace. 

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Lynton and Torquay: 13-15 Simpson Street. East Melbourne, Victoria

This pair of beautifully preserved row of two double storey boom style Victorian terrace houses, while of similar form to many others of its period and in the classical style has some interesting features which set them apart, demonstrating a clearly free-classical spirit. The pair of villas has their names “Lynton” (13) and “Torquay” (15) on the parapets of each. 

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Mary’s Terrace: 50-56 Cardigan Street, Carlton. Melbourne, Victoria

Mary’s Terrace in Carlton is no longer used for residential purposes.  Built in 1885, it is now adaptively used as offices, like many in the area – for educational purposes.  Most recently it is owned and tenanted by RMIT, using it as Building 76 (School of Education) as well as being home to the Australian Education Union branch; Building 43 (Student and Counselling Services) and Building 69.

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Hughgendon Terrace: 49-59 Gower Street, Kensington. Melbourne, Victoria

Hughendon Terrace is a long row of eight double storey boom style terrace houses in Kensington.   The elegant white terraces on flat ground form a classically inspired regency style row.   The parapet is plain with the exception of a prominent cornice punctuated only by pronounced arched pediments with crested mouldings.  Each pair of terraces shares a large roof and the pediment is designed to hide the gable behind as well as giving the appearance of wider individual houses.  The name of the terrace is curved inside the first two pediments of the row, one with signage of “Hughendon” and the other “Terrace”.

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