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This photo taken from the Newtown Synagogue shows the long row of fifteen grand triple storey Italianate style terrace houses dominated by a massive Moreton Bay fig tree in the middle of the street. Almost half of the row fronts Hollis Park.
This outstanding row of six double storey terraced houses (four pictured) is distinguished by its interesting end terrace, a large faceted bay and prominent gable which addresses the Cameron Street corner.
The end terrace Queen Anne style bay features a prominent bargeboard with finial and half timbering. This terraceImmediately above the top level windows are decorative mouldings featuring festoons. The nine panel upper double hung windows feature coloured leadlights, while the lower only have one row providing a privacy screen but leaving a small pane open. Between the ground floor and first storey of the bay there are string courses and mouldings which provide with the filligree section. The entire effect of the end bay evokes the North American row home.
This row of three terraces (Greta, Clio and Jersey) is tucked away in a side street in Sydney’s Potts Point. At three storeys this is a large impressive stand of terraces set amongst interwar and modern apartment buildings.
This row of four terrace houses, hidden in a Potts Point sidestreet would have to be one of the most interesting in Sydney. Standing at 3 storeys with an additional attic level and English style basement, they create, along with their neighbouring rows, a truly impressive Victorian streetscape that would certainly not look out of place in inner London. There are a few key things that set this terrace apart – the prominence given to the roofs; the Italianate style of the faceted bay which rises through the centre of the facade of each house; and the skillful reservation in which ornament is used. All these things give symmetry, lend the row a sense of grandeur and elegance as well as donate significant rhythm to the street.