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The most interesting feature of this freestanding terrace is its stunning Italianate style, complete with campanile-like flat pyramid roofed tower and interesting iron lacework.
The prominent tower features quoining and flat arched windows, label moulds and ledges with a large keystoned arch making a prominent doorway at ground level.
This photo taken from the Newtown Synagogue shows the long row of fifteen grand triple storey Italianate style terrace houses dominated by a massive Moreton Bay fig tree in the middle of the street. Almost half of the row fronts Hollis Park.
This row of eight single storey Italianate style Sydney terraced houses marching up a slight include displays some fairly unique attributes. Their most interesting feature is the prominent arched Italianate style doorways with their elaborate acanthus mouldings and the prominent party walls and chimneys.
These terrace houses, largely hidden by trees, are of a most unusual design. Looking similar in appearance to a Manhattan brownstone, they feature an exaggerated Italianate mannerist (or baroque) style using stucco and mouldings to simulate heavy stone in stark contrast to the iron lacework inspired filigree terraces of the street.
Unpretentious single storey rows of narrow cottages like these are the glue that ties together many of Sydney’s Victorian streetscapes. While not as heroic two and three storey rows they play an equally important role. This particular row appears to date to the early 1860s. To address the uneven slope of the street, the terrace is split into two compartments of paired terraces, the hallways of which run side by side with a single room and double hung window at the front of each.
A row of four narrow double storey Victorian terraced houses in Newtown, an area full of similar streetscapes.These have a prominent central party wall along the steeply pitched corrugated iron roof with long chimneys on it and both end terraces. One of the terraces (16) gives an indication of the original corrugated iron alternating painted pattern which was common on verandahs of terraced buildings of the era. The plainly dressed party walls project out to frame the verandah and divide the two main bays. Cast iron lacework featuring fine fringes with brackets and balustrades are a feature of the facade.
Sydney’s Newtown has many impressively intact rows of Victorian terrace houses on relatively flat terrain and this terrace forms part of an impressive row or eight overlooking Hollis Park which was formerly known as L’Avenue. These end terraces, tall for two storeys, are in the distinctive Queen Anne style terrace has a fanciful gothic feel thanks to its tall gables with frilly wooden bargeboards and tall wooden finials on a steep slate roof. The roof features tall picturesque chimneys complete with patterned mouldings. The two gables frame a large bay window which goes up the full two storeys with a small slate roof in the gable. The terraces are mirrored at the other end of the row, which has taller Italianate houses in between, however 7 and 8 have been substantially compromised and barely recognisable with enclosed verandahs and other later additions.