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15 Dickson Street, Newtown. Sydney, New South Wales

The most interesting feature of this freestanding terrace is its stunning Italianate style, complete with campanile-like flat pyramid roofed tower and interesting iron lacework. The prominent tower features quoining and flat arched windows, label moulds and ledges with a large keystoned arch making a prominent doorway at ground level.

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Oberon: 215 Lydiard Street, Soldiers Hill. Ballarat, Victoria

Oberon is a freestanding single storey Italianate villa in the terrace house style. It is adaptively reused as offices. The house features what can best be described as a highly refined florid facade. In this design, the three most important elements – parapet, verandah and openings are given maximum emphasis in detail.

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Shoreham: 9 Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne. Victoria

Shoreham is a grand freestanding terrace style house with boom style characterstics although it was built some time after the boom in 1898 and classified as Edwardian.

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7 McCully Street, Ascot Vale. Melbourne, Victoria

This freestanding boom style double storey terrace is unfortunately not heritage protected and is in an unrenovated state.  Its double storey verandah balustrade, iron lacework and roof has been removed with a single column and decking all that remains and there are large visible cracks on the facade.  Still the facade is largely in its original condition and the lack of verandah reveals a  richly decorated parapet and party walls.

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21 Hill Street, Hawthorn. Melbourne, Victoria

21 Hill Street is a richly detailed double storey house which is built in the terrace style although freestanding. This grand terrace features a hipped slate roof culminated in a central chimney above bracketed eaves – a design theme while repeated elsewhere, along with the verandah, makes an impressive statement here.

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8 Swanston Street, Geelong. Victoria

I chose to post this freestanding terrace out of sheer sympathy as much as anything.  Extremely difficult to date, but presumably originally Victorian, this terrace has been bastardised beyond belief at some stage in its history – most probably the late 1950s.  The effect of this renovation gone wrong of the original facade has all but rendered this terrace house unrecognisable from what it once was.  The “tinning” comes complete with aluminium sliding windows, security fly screens and besser wall.

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195 Adderley Street, West Melbourne. Victoria

This is a great little freestanding terrace on the fringe of Melbourne’s CBD which shows a free spirited approach to design.  The house is rich in textures, materials and ornament.  There are even cherub statuettes on the party walls, something quite rare for Australian terrace houses.  The terrace has an intricate “Hawthorn brick” facade.  Refined details focused on the chimney, cornice and party walls.

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