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Situated on Victoria Street between Challis and McDonald Street is this imposing triple storey terrace row with attics of has spectacular views westward across Woolloomooloo Bay toward the Sydney CBD, though it is difficult to photograph due to towering London plane trees in front.
This grand triple storey row of five houses erected in 1890 situated near Potts Point’s famous McElhone stairs is currently known as Waratah Apartments with a serviced apartments complex integrated behind the facades.
The state heritage listed terrace is notable for its rich classical styled embellishment. Victorian row houses such as this heralded Pott’s Point’s status as the ‘Regent’s Park of Sydney’.
This row of three terraces (Greta, Clio and Jersey) is tucked away in a side street in Sydney’s Potts Point. At three storeys this is a large impressive stand of terraces set amongst interwar and modern apartment buildings.
This row of four terrace houses, hidden in a Potts Point sidestreet would have to be one of the most interesting in Sydney. Standing at 3 storeys with an additional attic level and English style basement, they create, along with their neighbouring rows, a truly impressive Victorian streetscape that would certainly not look out of place in inner London. There are a few key things that set this terrace apart – the prominence given to the roofs; the Italianate style of the faceted bay which rises through the centre of the facade of each house; and the skillful reservation in which ornament is used. All these things give symmetry, lend the row a sense of grandeur and elegance as well as donate significant rhythm to the street.
Sarahville is a freestanding two storey terrace house which is part of a collection along Challis Avenue. It was built in 1893 in rendered Sydney sandstone. Sarahville currently operates as a boutique function centre and photography studio.
It would be fairly safe to say that this pair of three storey terrace houses Korien (2) and Maroura (4) shares the same architect, plan and date as nearby terraces on McDonald Street. In fact the slight exception of this less impressive stand marching downhill toward the harbour and a slightly different style of urn (ball) on the verandah party wall. Another notable difference is the visibility of the chimneys on the end terraces with their rows of six pots. At the time of the photograph Maroura seemed to be missing its verandah balustrade – not just a visual anomaly but also quite an occupational hazard.
Not sure if the terraces at 82-102 Victoria Street in Potts Point have a name but the row of 13 would almost certainly have to be the longest row of three storey terraces in Australia in one of the most beautiful and interesting streets you will find in this country.