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328-344 Kings Way. South Melbourne, Victoria (demolished 2012)

One of the few remaining on Kings Way, this grand terrace was built by Robert Howard in 1890.1 While the landmark triple “boom style” storey terrace is within its own heritage overlay HO1772, sadly in 2012 the council allowed demolition of all but the facade, along with reconstruction of a noticeably inaccurately reproduction roof and dormers to incorporate the facade into the “Silverleaf” 14 storey apartment tower development which now wraps around and completely overwhelms it. The Decorative  festoons and cornice of the original have been removed in the process, contributing to its current pastiche appearance.

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  1. Port Phillip Planning Report. Statutory Planning Committee 19th October 2010
  2. Port Phillip Planning Scheme Heritage Overlay

Bondi, Como and Manly 44-48 Carlisle Street, St Kilda. Melbourne, Victoria

This small row of three single storey terraces named for Sydney harbourside suburbs is an interesting transitional style between Victorian and Edwardian displaying a compact arrangement of eclectic features. The terraces have iron lacework and slate roof tiles of high Victorian terraces, but the red brick and gables of the Queen Anne style in a symmetrical Palladian layout.

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21-51 Georgina Street, Newtown. Sydney, New South Wales

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.

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101-111 Rowntree Street, Birchgrove. Sydney, New South Wales

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.

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Greta, Clio and Jersey: 5-9 McDonald Street, Potts Point. Sydney, New South Wales

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.

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2-10 Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point. Sydney, New South Wales

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.

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4-6 Longmore Street, St Kilda West. Melbourne, Victoria

This pair of narrow cottage sized single storey Italianate terrace houses feature a dainty design of intricate mouldings and a brickwork. The colour schemes of the symmetrical facades are a contrast in tastes, with 4 being restored to sympathetically reveal original tuckpointed brickwork and tile patterns while 6 is completely painted white, the trademark of the middle classes contrasted with black painted iron lace.

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  • ANNETTE: My family lived in 102 Victoria St for many years. I was born into this home and it housed my family of 7....
  • admin: Many thanks for pointing out the error Ian ! Should be fixed now.
  • Gutter Cleaning: I actually cleaned the gutters on that old building once. Shame to see such an beautiful building...
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