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Barcelona terrace is a row of seven terraced homes in Fitzroy built in 1881, one of few residential projects of notable Melbourne builders Cockram & Co 1 . The terrace forms part of a fine Victorian streetscape in Brunswick Street. Barcelona Terrace has all the hallmarks of a boom style Melbourne terrace, built on bluestone foundations. Barcelona Terrace features a large central round pediment on the mid terrace parapet which includes the naming of the terrace, and extends evenly with a long balustrade and cornice.
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.
Avonmore Terrace is currently a boutique hotel located opposite Alison Park in Randwick. Built in 1888 by John Walsh the triple storey row of nine terraces contains 23 rooms rich in interior detail. Pictured above is the middle terrace which is its most interesting feature. A central Italianate style tower helps the terrace to appear as one massive mansion. The mid terrace is the width of two terraces plus the tower and entry. The entry features a keystoned arch with banded columns topped by a brief flat arched loggia with balustrade. A single round arched window with keystone and voussoir is flanked by prominent classical pilasters with entablature. At the top of the tower, an open bottom pediment with the name Avonmore is topped by a cross motif. Every third terrace has a triangular pediment on the parapet to give symmetry and a point of reference in between.