This unnamed terrace of three large homes in South Yarra is a rare example of the English style basement which is common in Sydney – in Melbourne. The combination of the three storeys and the elaborate treatment of the facade and detailed iron lace makes it notable.
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Despite the efforts of multi-storey flats in recent years, the 1880s boom style terraces of Puteney House and St Frances House still dominate the streetscape between the Barkly Street and St Kilda Road junctions of Carlisle Street. The pair of white double storey “Melbourne style” or “Boom style” terraces form a small row with prominent classical parapets.
Nathan’s Terrace is one of the most interesting single storey terraces you’ll find anywhere in Australia. Nearly identical neo-baroque boom style villas front both Shields and Wellington Street in Flemington. The mid terrace is crowned by lions and a coat of arms atop an exageratted pediment and squat corinthian columns flanked by prominent balustrades, urns and corbels verandahs with cast iron filligree and fences. A bay of flanking villas are topped by a giant broken crown round pediments in a Palladian motif with round arch openings and double arched windows with a small awning form a temple style in an elaborate display of exaggerated Victorian Mannerism.