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Set within a suburb with some fantastic examples of 1880s architecture is this unusual semi-detached pair of Victorian Italianate villas named Agincourt. Each house is asymmetrical, but the pair combines to a unique create symmetry and among the notable features are the campanile-like towers and the restrained ornament used to best effect.
The Mansions is a Brisbane landmark. The huge row of six three storey terraces were built in 1889 to the design of G.H.M Addison and is a rare example of the American Romanesque style being applied to a row of terraced homes.
The building features some unique characteristics, including cat gargoyles on the corners of the parapet which is a balustrade. The long limestone loggia are a substitute to the iron lacework typical of Australian terraces. Classical columns prop up the arcades and triangular pediments mark the entrances. There are other italianate features including the Palladian motifs on the upper windows over triangular pediments. Bays culminate in an attic level features an interesting asymmetric faceted bay design with a corrugated iron roof, cast iron finial crests and brick chimneys.