Freestanding Terrace: 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 repeated elsewhere.
The verandah is the most important statement of this terrace. This is accentuated by the central breakfront triangular pediment propped up on cast iron columns and projected with wood brackets and a very short fringe to execute a temple effect. The pediment also features a decorative patterned cartouche inside of wooden fretwork or cast iron. The emphasis on the temple is accentuated further by the unusual relationship of a single central cast iron column below supporting the upper storey. Read more... (388 words, 2 images)