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Stirling Terrace: 114-118 Dryburgh Street. North Melbourne, Victoria

Stirling Terrace is a row of three double storey classical filigree terraces dating to around 1887.1  Its most striking feature is the central pediment with its relief, dentils and acroteria.

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  1. The Age. pg. 3. For Rent section. 28 June 1887

Greta, Clio and Jersey: 5-9 McDonald Street, Potts Point. Sydney, New South Wales

This row of three terraces (Greta, Clio and Jersey) is tucked away in a side street in Sydney’s Potts Point. At three storeys this is a large impressive stand of terraces set amongst interwar and modern apartment buildings.

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Former Lonsdale House: 470-502 Lonsdale Street. Melbourne, Victoria

This rare pair of three storey terraces is one of a handful of original terraces remaining in the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) and has had an interesting life.  It was originally designed by prominent architect Lloyd Tayler.  Shortly after its constuction in 1886 the terraces were converted into a private hospital known as Lonsdale House.  It was used for a brief time by the navy during World War I, served as a music academy, nurses hostel and again a hospital during World War II.   After the war it became the offices of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) before being absorbed into the construction of the County Court complex in the 1990s.

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Bayview House: 28 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne. Melbourne, Victoria

Bayview House is a narrow boom style terrace in a beautifully preserved row of three villas neighbouring an Edwardian terrace presumably named for the glimpses of Port Phillip which once would have been seen from its upper balcony.

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Fernville Terrace: 35-41 Mackenzie Street, Bendigo. Victoria

Fernville Terrace is a relatively large row of terraces for a regional Australian city and is a striking sight in the precinct around the Sacret Heart Cathedral.  The design is particularly interesting.  Set on a hill, the double storey terrace follows the downward slope, with the bottom storey appearing sunken from street level.  In fact the entrances to the terraces are on the second storey, accessed by stairways which form a key part of the architectural expression.

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Lynton and Torquay: 13-15 Simpson Street. East Melbourne, Victoria

This pair of beautifully preserved row of two double storey boom style Victorian terrace houses, while of similar form to many others of its period and in the classical style has some interesting features which set them apart, demonstrating a clearly free-classical spirit. The pair of villas has their names “Lynton” (13) and “Torquay” (15) on the parapets of each. 

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237-239 View Street, Bendigo. Victoria

This pair of unnamed red brick “blood & bandage” style Edwardian terraces in regional Bendigo is interesting, impressive and simple at the same time.  The terrace is set back on the block on a steep hill overlooking the city on a street filled with terraces and villas.  Although they are single storey, they have the commanding presence of a double storey terrace which is aided by the tall staircase ascending the retaining wall and the courtyard below. 

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