Posts Tagged ‘collingwood’
Another interesting little row of terraces which is (at the time of writing) not covered by heritage controls. What I find most interesting about these Victorian Regency style terraces is the way that the architect or builder has attempted to address and express the glently sloping topography of the street. Only one of this row of three double storey terraces is stepped up, yet the treatment of the big bold cornice is noteworthy. The cornice, parapet and string course dynamically curves upward in an almost baroque statement accentuating the step down. The other end terrace (formerly a corner shop or pub) projects forward to the street with a splayed corner (topped by feature parapet flanked by scrolls) in another unusual relationship. The combination and composition is quite rare, especially for Melbourne.