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35-37 Brighton Road, St Kilda. Melbourne, Victoria

This magnificent boom style pair is obscured from busy Brighton Road by large trees, however it is well worth stopping to look at.  These are particularly wide and grand terrace houses and both are in apparently excellent condition.

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367-368 Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West. Melbourne, Victoria

On Beaconsfield Parade opposite a small triangular reserve, Catani Gardens and West Beach in St Kilda, can be found what remains of a truly special row of Melbourne terrace houses.  Only 2 of the original spectacular row of 5 houses remain. The State Library of Victoria records this terrace as 3 storeys, perhaps because their photographs do not show the sunken English style basement floor.  Although bastardised the remaining terraces are three bays wide and retain some of their original features. 1940s remodeling and demolition have rendered this row of terraces almost unrecognisable from what it once was.  

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4-22 Gourlay Street, Balaclava. Melbourne, Victoria

This impressive row of ten double storey terraces is located in a well preserved precinct near the site of the Balaclava railway station.  Originally in polychrome brick with unpainted rendered parapets, few in the row are in original condition. The location of these groups of terraces near the railway siding may be explained by the proximity to the station (in the 1980s a new station was built after the old one was demolished, perhaps with platforms closer to the main shopping strip on Carlisle Street). 

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79-81 Merton Street, Albert Park. Melbourne, Victoria

This pair of terraces stands out for many reasons.  Firstly it is one of Melbourne’s few triple storey terrace houses.  It really stands tall even in Albert Parks streetscapes which are littered with rows of (mostly double storey) terrace housing.  Secondly because of the stark contrast in style and condition of the two.  Thirdly that they don’t even truly share a common party wall (it is two party walls side by side) makes their development all the more interesting.  Many villas in the Albert Park area share this double party wall configuration, however it may also suggests 79 could have been a slightly later addition.

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Rochelle: 3 Mary Street, St Kilda West. Melbourne, Victoria

The rounded pediment on the parapet of this freestanding terrace house proudly displays both name and date (“circa 1910”) in an oval shape, however this does not look like a 1910 terrace.  The neo-classical style of this terrace is more akin to the Victorian Regency style of the mid 1880s boom style, so the date appears a little anachronous to say the least.  However it is inkeeping with the terraces in the surrounding area, with the terraces there resulting in a relatively late subdivision.

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Vermont Terrace: 37-41 Cardigan Place, Albert Park. Melbourne, Victoria

Vermont Terrace is one of Melbourne’s finest neo-classical terraces.  The row of three double storey terrace houses was built in 1885 in the St Vincents Place precinct it overlooks the Albert Park Primary School gardens.

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Pulteney House and St Frances House: 45-47 Carlisle Street, St Kilda. Melbourne, Victoria

Despite the efforts of multi-storey flats in recent years, the 1880s boom style terraces of Puteney House and St Frances House still dominate the streetscape between the Barkly Street and St Kilda Road junctions of Carlisle Street. The pair of white double storey “Melbourne style” or “Boom style” terraces form a small row with prominent classical parapets.

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