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8-14 Morang Road, Hawthorn. Melbourne, Victoria

Despite being some of the architecturally most impressive in the area, this row of five double storey Hawthorn (polychrome) brick houses is scarcely mentioned in official heritage studies, particularly the Morang Road precinct1, although neighbouring single storey terraces are.  Perhaps it is assumed.  In any case these boom style Italianate terraces were erected in 1887 (as indicated on the parapet) as a speculative development, exploiting the proximity to Hawthorn railway station which had increased in prominence with the line’s extension to Camberwell.

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  1. Hawthorn Heritage. 1997

Roseneath and Culloden Cottage: 311-313 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. Victoria

Roseneath and Culloden Cottage are a fine pair of semi-detached single storey Victorian Italianate terrace houses in South Melbourne.  The most notable feature is the elaborate parapet mouldings which is strongly visually separated by a bold cornice and includes a named cartouche framed by scrolls and other mouldings in an unusual free classical composition.  Both are currently adaptively used as cafe/restaurants.

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Oberon: 215 Lydiard Street, Soldiers Hill. Ballarat, Victoria

Oberon is a freestanding single storey Italianate villa in the terrace house style. It is adaptively reused as offices. The house features what can best be described as a highly refined florid facade. In this design, the three most important elements – parapet, verandah and openings are given maximum emphasis in detail.

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Shoreham: 9 Chetwynd Street, North Melbourne. Victoria

Shoreham is a grand freestanding terrace style house with boom style characterstics although it was built some time after the boom in 1898 and classified as Edwardian.

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Dr Martin’s: 86-88 Collins Street. Melbourne, Victoria

This impressive row of two triple storey terraces was once actually a row of three built for Dr Robert Martin in 1873 by James Gall (a third house in this row was demolished in 1976 to give the Nauru House office tower a Collins Street address). It is now one of just a handful of terraces remaining in the Melbourne CBD.  The terraces, originally a combination of consulting rooms and residence have been adaptively reused as offices with ground floor boutique retail.

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9-15 The Parade, Ascot Vale. Melbourne, Victoria

This small row of single storey terrace homes are interestingly named after towns in Gippsland (eastern Victoria) founded during the Victorian era.  That is at least three of them are still towns – Lilydale has since become absorbed in metropolitan Melbourne. While photographing I was quite shocked to find many of the homes in this area with signs saying “We Oppose Inappropriate Development” apparently created by an organisation known as “Save Our Streets”.   I asked a resident about the signs and they told me that residents were furious about the lack of heritage controls and that several significant nearby heritage homes in the area had been demolished to make way for multi-storey apartment buildings, however the group’s lobbying had managed to stop another of them.  While the City of Moonee Valley does provide some heritage controls for the simply stunning examples of Ascot Vale Victorian era heritage I was quite suprised to find that none currently apply to this row of terraces and similar ones nearby.

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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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