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As a lover of both the gold rush city of Bendigo and the variety of terraced housing to be found there it is suprising to find that while heritage overlays exist across most of Bendigo, this single storey row of three homes simply named “Terraces” in suburban Ironbark is afforded no heritage protection. This is despite an Ironbark heritage study being published as recently as 2010.1
I discovered this delightful semi-detached pair of late Victorian terraces while wandering from the train station to Bendigo’s central business district. The first suprise of my investigation of this great little pair of rare picturesque Queen Anne/Rustic Gothic terraces was its unrestored condition, the second was its lack of any heritage status in an area which is being rapidly redeveloped. The two are currently on one title and adaptively reused as offices. An unfortunately placed tree makes capturing the pair in one photo impossible.
This alphabetically named row (Abna, Boro, Cama, Divo, Edna, Freya and Gaza)1 is one of Glebe’s more interesting rows of terraces.
Built in 1899-19002, the Queen Anne style edwardian terraces have a picturesque roofline combining prominent gables with a high pitched tile roof, decorative wooden fretwork bargeboards and tall chimneys with rows of terracotta pots. The corner terrace on the Leichhardt corner is particularly interesting as it faces the corner with an angular bay with one of three feature gables. The corner terrace also has decorative string courses, window surrounds as well as angular niches and rear access doors with palisade fencing.
This set of interesting row of four double storey terrace houses is directly opposite the University of Sydney in Glebe. Arguably the most interesting aspect of this row is the end terrace. While elaborate end terraces are typical of later terrace houses in Sydney areas particularly Glebe and Balmain, this one demonstrates a mix of styles. The end terrace juts out with a large gable decorated with picturesque bargeboards and finial which break the rhythm of the row and it also also features a large italianate style two storey bay window including flat arched windows and keystones over a rusticated stone base.