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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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79-81 Merton Street, Albert Park. Melbourne, Victoria

This pair of terraces stands out for many reasons.  Firstly it is one of Melbourne’s few triple storey terrace houses.  It really stands tall even in Albert Parks streetscapes which are littered with rows of (mostly double storey) terrace housing.  Secondly because of the stark contrast in style and condition of the two.  Thirdly that they don’t even truly share a common party wall (it is two party walls side by side) makes their development all the more interesting.  Many villas in the Albert Park area share this double party wall configuration, however it may also suggests 79 could have been a slightly later addition.

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13-14 Grattan Street, Prahran. Melbourne, Victoria (demolished 2010)

At the time I took this photo of this pair of terraces in Prahran, a big display sign had just gone up for new apartments called “Nero Apartments”.  There were mattresses out the front and the obviously evicted tenants were moving their stuff out of the place.  Presumably this pair of single storey villas were to make way for another apartment box like the ones next door. It was sad to think of the Grattan Reserve being without these uniquely Melbourne polychromatic boom style terraces. 

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