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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

Buchanan’s Terrace: 1-7 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn. Auckland, New Zealand

Buchanan’s Terrace is a row of four double storey terraces in the inner Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn, something extremely rare in the largest New Zealand city.

The terrace’s subdued late Edwardian appearance partially hides its original Victorian era features. It features two sets of two terraces that are staggered up the gentle slope of the hill, with a tall plain parapet, bullnosed verandahs, and prominent party walls.

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Pembridge Terrace: 49-55 Stevenson Place. Newcastle, New South Wales

Central Newcastle has some distinctive gems of terrace housing and this one, built in 1900, and situated on the corner of Stevenson Place and Telford Street with views over the foreshore park and the Hunter River is definitely one of them. The eclectic Anglo-Dutch, Queen-Anne and Mannerist styled red brick terrace likely named for the village in Herefordshire England, has a number of quite quirky features including the way it addresses its corner site, art-noveau styled signwriting and mannerist elements.

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Wellington Terrace: 9-15 Wellington Street. Launceston, Tasmania

Launceston is blessed with a wide variety of terrace styles. Wellington Terrace, a row of five homes exhibits a particularly rare variation with its prominent double storey loggia, a terrace style more common in places such as Drummond Street Carlton or East Melbourne. Architecturally it makes a striking statement with minimal ornament, apart from its rythmic row of arches, Italianate balustrade, pilasters and cornice treatment. The loggia and verandah dating to 1911 is likely an addition to the front of an earlier Victorian era terrace given that other architectural features including windows, doors and their mouldings appear to date to the late 1870s to mid 1880s. Another striking feature is its central narrow arched carriageway topped by its pediment name plate which bears its name ‘Wellington Terrace’.

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Illustrations House: 885 Wellington Street, West Perth. Perth, Western Australia

Illustrations House is a row of two double storey Edwardian terraces. The date embellished in the facade is 1903, sources indicate that construction was completed in 1905. Named for the photography business that has operated in the adaptively reused premises since the early 1970s.1

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  1. News Release – Jones Lang LaSalle. Perth. 5 February, 2013

77-79 Grey Street, St Kilda. Melbourne, Victoria

This architecturally fascinating eclectic double storey terraced pair located on once fashionable but now seedy St Kilda Hill features aspects of both Federation and Queen Anne styles merged with the terrace house idiom with its distinctive “blood and bandage” red brick and cream render. A picturesque effect is achieved through the central gable parapet along with the steeply pitched slate roof high chimneys with their terracotta pots. Dating to 1892, the residences were built for Gavan Shaw, a wine merchant who owned and lived in a neighbouring mansion. For many years, however, it operated as a backpacker hostel known as “St Kilda Lodge”.

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25 Gawler Street. Portland, Victoria

Historic Portland, Victoria’s first settlement and early whaling colony has a number of remnant timber and bluestone cottages that are similar in some ways to terrace housing. ¬†This unusual single storey row of three terraces was the result of a 1913-14 extension of a former hotel known as the “Builder’s Inn”, one of Portland’s earliest hotels originally erected in 1849.

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