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51-65 Station Street, Newtown. Sydney, New South Wales

This row of eight single storey Italianate style Sydney terraced houses marching up a slight include displays some fairly unique attributes.  Their most interesting feature is the prominent arched Italianate style doorways with their elaborate acanthus mouldings and the prominent party walls and chimneys.

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23-25 Webster Street, Ballarat. Victoria (replicas)

Such is the effort that has gone into this replica that I almost did not recognise it as being one. This is one of the best efforts I found, so thought it worth mentioning. Presumably built around the 1990s next to an outstandingly large and tall terrace row, no expense has been spared in creating the illusion of a pair of Victorian terraces. If not for a few giveways such as use of clean modern bricks, a lack of render on the party walls, pastiche lacework, fence, garden and lighting and overall new look the average punter would unlikely know any different.

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166-168 Old Inglis Street, Ballan. Victoria

This pair of  timber terraced houses (or cottages) in Ballan particularly interests me. Not only is it a pretty good but rare example of terraced housing in a small Victorian town, but it appears to also be an early example as well. Ballan was an important stopover on the goldfields route in the 1850s and this terrace is situated directly facing this main thoroughfare. The appearance of the terraces appears to put them before the 1860s which would make it very rare and historic for both Ballan and Victoria, though it is also possible like many similar, that it has origins as a hotel.  

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154-160 Carrington Street, Adelaide. South Australia

The row of four double storey bluestone terrace houses in this photo was built in 1878 one of several speculative developments by builder Simon Harvey. The terrace presents mainly to Carrington Street but has sides facing Royal Place and Pulteney Street and forms part of a magnificent collection of Victorian era terraces around Hurtle Square. The most notable aspects of this terrace is the dominance of the roof, the unusual spacing of verandah posts, the positioning above the city footpath and the wholeness of the composition.

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Gladstone Terrace: 38-50 Melville Street, Dunedin. New Zealand

Another Kiwi terrace and again in Dunedin which is fortunately blessed with many buildings of this kind. Gladstone terrace was built in 1880 and marches down an incline with blade party walls along the exposed corrugated iron roofline  much like Australian terraces in Sydney.  Its single storey verandahs however have been unsympathetically built in.  The row is given a modern look which significantly detracts from its appeal and I’m not certain as to its original verandah decoration if any and whether it featured iron lacework at any stage.

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231-237 Williams Road, Toorak. Melbourne, Victoria

Starting at the street corner of Cassell Street, this row of three terraced houses displays different states of maintenance. Unfortunately none of them are heritage protected, putting the entire row at risk given that the dilapiated end terrace was sold in 2012.

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12-18 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills. Sydney, New South Wales

Shown here are some Surry Hills working class terraces which are build right up to the property line and march up a subtly sloping inner city street. Their facades are bare with the exception of the ledges with their little brackets and the mouldings designed to throw rain off the double hung windows and the unsympathetically harsh but necessary security grilles on the doors and windows.

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Recent Discussion
  • admin: I think what this shows PeteS is 343 with its pre-modified facade (complete with the tiny strip of balustrade...
  • Crystal: More info on Simon Harvey please Regards, Crystal
  • Nicole: Hi there Hoping you may have some further details about these terraces. I am moving into 184 soon and...
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