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5-9 Inverness Avenue, Armadale. Melbourne, Victoria

This rare row of three concertina terraces in Armadale erected by local builder William Maben in 1901 is situated near to Armadale station. The grand homes feature extremely tall parapets with tall dutch style parapets, balustrade and urns (although missing on number 5). The terraces are rich in high Victorian architectural detail and also feature faceted bays, window mouldings, fine iron lacework. Originally within the City of Malvern, they are part of the Inverness Avenue Heritage Precinct (HO179) of the City of Stonnington.1
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  1. http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/31191/download-report

645-649 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Victoria

Terrace Houses like once curved toward key intersections of Melbourne’s famous boulevarde St Kilda Road, including the Domain and St Kilda Junction.  However this vestigal row at St Kilda Junction is one of few remaining in an area now dominated by modern hi-rise and has been adaptively reused as offices.  The row of three double storey Italianate terraces, with the naming of “Luzmore” on 645 is a rare example of the concertina style of terrace in Melbourne and are quite elaborate.  The northern party wall, despite painting reveals shadow outlines of floors and walls indicating that they may once have been part of a larger row which was at some stage partially demolished.

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