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This row of four double storey regency style sandstone terraces has been adaptively reused as a Disability Information and Resource Centre and has recently been restored and refurbished.
The side walls are in ashlar while the front facade is smoothed sandstone blocks with rectangular mouldings around the openings and ledges on the windows. The double storey verandah is a simple affair with wooden support posts and wooden balustrades. The arched doorways are clustered together (as are the French doorways on the upper storey) and the ground floor sections around the door are emphasized by projecting forward.
This pair of terrace houses, among the most impressive double fronted double storey renaissance revival teracces I have seen in Australia is currently recovering from severe 1960s bastardisation. Until recently an unfortunate 60s reno had resulted in poorly maintained lacework was enclosed by wood, demolition of the third in the row to be replaced by a block of dog-box flats and the whole facade obscured by paperbark trees. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of these terraces is that they have full verandah facades on both sides with a rare long parallel double hipped roof.
Such is the effort that has gone into this replica that I almost did not recognise it as being one. This is one of the best efforts I found, so thought it worth mentioning. Presumably built around the 1990s no expense has been spared in creating the illusion of a pair of Victorian terraces. If not for a few giveways such as use of clean modern bricks, a lack of render on the party walls, pastiche lacework, fence, garden and lighting and overall new look the average punter would unlikely know any different.
The row of four double storey bluestone terrace houses in this photo was built in 1878 one of several speculative developments by builder Simon Harvey. The terrace presents mainly to Carrington Street but has sides facing Royal Place and Pulteney Street and forms part of a magnificent collection of Victorian era terraces around Hurtle Square.
The most notable aspects of this terrace is the dominance of the roof, the unusual spacing of verandah posts, the positioning above the city footpath and the wholeness of the composition.
Starting at the street corner of Cassell Street, this row of three terraced houses displays different states of maintenance. Unfortunately none of them are heritage protected, putting the entire row at risk given that the dilapiated end terrace was recently sold.
The three terraces have separate corrugated iron hipped roofs with eave brackets giving them a sense of individuality, while the shared chimneys and party walls allude to them being part of a row. Only one of the terraces (237) gives an indication of its original dark polychromatic facade, the others being painted in a single colour with only the chimneys and their bands of yellow and brown brick remaining unchanged.