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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.
This row of three terraces forms part of a longer spectacular streetscape in a tree lined Potts Point back street. What makes it especially interesting is that it is a four storey row without even counting the attic something which is more common in parts of London but especially rare in Australia.