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77-79 Grey Street, St Kilda. Melbourne, Victoria

This architecturally fascinating eclectic double storey terraced pair located on once fashionable but now seedy St Kilda Hill features aspects of both Federation and Queen Anne styles merged with the terrace house idiom with its distinctive “blood and bandage” red brick and cream render. A picturesque effect is achieved through the central gable parapet along with the steeply pitched slate roof high chimneys with their terracotta pots. Dating to 1892, the residences were built for Gavan Shaw, a wine merchant who owned and lived in a neighbouring mansion. For many years, however, it operated as a backpacker hostel known as “St Kilda Lodge”.

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987 Bourke Street, Waterloo. Sydney, New South Wales

While Bourke Street in Redfern and Darlinghurst is more known for terrace housing busy Bourke Street in Waterloo is mostly industrial.  There is however a small section of late 19th Century workers cottages along the street in Waterloo with a handful of double storey houses.  This house is one of the northernmost of this stretch, with industrial buildings directly to the north.  The most suprising thing about this house is that it has been modernised really recently (within the last few years) with the fine patterned iron lacework removed completely in favour of  horizontal timber slats.

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  • ANNETTE: My family lived in 102 Victoria St for many years. I was born into this home and it housed my family of 7....
  • admin: Many thanks for pointing out the error Ian ! Should be fixed now.
  • Gutter Cleaning: I actually cleaned the gutters on that old building once. Shame to see such an beautiful building...
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