Posts Tagged ‘round pediment’

Traralgon: 214-218 Williams Road, Toorak. Melbourne, Victoria

Part of the 1890s Bush Inn Estate, this row of three brown bricked terraces bears the name “Traralgon” on the central parapet, obviously inspired by the Victorian town in the Latrobe Valley founded around 30 years prior. The impressive row is rich in Mannerist style high Victorian decoration.  

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Hollyford: 57 St Vincent Place Sth, Albert Park. Melbourne, Victoria

Hollyford is a spectacular double fronted Victorian villa in the terrace style found overlooking Albert Parks beautiful St Vincents Gardens.  Built in 1873 in polychrome brick and render, this single storey terraced house features incredible detail typically associated with the Melbourne “boom style”.

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1-3 Adam Street, Burnley. Melbourne, Victoria

Located close to Burnley railway station is this pair of Victorian terrace houses. They are looking a little worse for wear and the presence of a blog of walk-up flats next door may be a hint that this was originally part of a much larger row. They are in pretty poor condition with many modifications making them quite difficult to date, possibly working class terraces of the late 1880s or early 1890s.

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Ellendale: 34 Parsons Street, Kensington. Melbourne, Victoria

Ellendale is an outstanding example of an (almost) freestanding Victorian Terrace in inner Melbourne.  With its more unusual features including a high broken round pediment framing the name cartouche in a temple like motif with classical entablature flanked by balustrade, pilasters with rectangular mouldings and spherical urns in unpainted render (although it appears to be missing the central urn inside the broken pediment).  Additionally there are unusual and striking polychrome patterns and banding in cream, brown and red brick.  The whole composition creates the effect of an incredibly commanding and solid looking terrace.

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Recent Discussion
  • Lesley Poker: Built in 1874. Originally built by a John Watson ( very wealthy) who built the one next door for his...
  • Anne: Thanks for your comment. We own one of these terraces and would be interested in any info you have.
  • Kate Van Dyck: Love this photo. One off my GG Grandfather’s lived in No 21 and died at that address. So...
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