Posts Tagged ‘classical’

Hazelwood Terrace: 46-48 Howe Crescent, South Melbourne. Melbourne, Victoria

Hazelwood Terrace is a row of three italianate styled, elaborately and ornate stucco terraces. Howe Crescent forms part of the St Vincent Gardens street plan. These terraces were designed prior to the iron lacework trend originally designed by Clement
Hodgkinson for George Black, but with modifications by esteemed architect Charles Webb who designed Melbourne’s famous “Grand” Victorian hotel (now the Windsor).1 With a solid looking brick rendered facade modelled on stone work, this terrace is unique for the treatment of its prominent ground level balcony and arcade of classically inspired doorways.

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  1. Heritage Victoria record H0222

St Aubyn’s Terrace. 255-265 High Street. Penrith, New South Wales

St Aubyn’s is a row of six south facing double storey terrace homes erected in 1886 opposite St Stephen’s. Terraces today are a rare sight in Penrith, although others built during the period, such as a similar row of three Carlton Terrace and terraces along nearby rows in Henry Street were later demolished. An interesting feature of the central parapet is the initials ‘JB’, apparently of the builder John Brown.1 Though constructed of brick, with the rendered mustard colour of the parapet, the terraces have a solid appearance mimicking the local sandstone buildings of an earlier period.
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  1. City of Penrith archive item 003115

7-10 Bridge Street. Erskineville, New South Wales

This is a row of is actually part of a row of nine (this one of four and another identical row on the street of five) broken by a single storey terrace house in between.  While Brian Turner’s book Australian Terrace Houses has a historical photo of a near identical row of seven terrace houses in Erskineville, the book also says that it was demolished, so I’m not sure whether the book is incorrect, that there were once clones of this terrace in the area or that just some of the houses in one of these vestigal rows were demolished.  The terraces themselves are straight out of the Victorian Regency textbook with a touch of mannerism, with heavy square columns forming a recessed portico columnade and loggia. (Photo by: J Bar licenced under (CC-SA))

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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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Nathan’s Terrace: 1-11 Shields Street, Flemington. Melbourne, Victoria

Nathan’s Terrace is one of the most interesting single storey terraces you’ll find anywhere in Australia.  Nearly identical neo-baroque boom style villas front both Shields and Wellington Street in Flemington.  The mid terrace is crowned by lions and a coat of arms atop an exageratted pediment and squat corinthian columns flanked by prominent balustrades, urns and corbels verandahs with cast iron filligree and fences.  A bay of flanking villas are topped by a giant broken crown round pediments in a Palladian motif with round arch openings and double arched windows with a small awning form a temple style in an elaborate display of exaggerated Victorian Mannerism.

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Recent Discussion
  • Lesley Poker: Built in 1874. Originally built by a John Watson ( very wealthy) who built the one next door for his...
  • Anne: Thanks for your comment. We own one of these terraces and would be interested in any info you have.
  • Kate Van Dyck: Love this photo. One off my GG Grandfather’s lived in No 21 and died at that address. So...
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