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Vaughn Terrace is a delightful little row of three single storey Italianate villas. The terraces feature oversized parapets and ornament typical of the late 1880s. The mid terrace carries the row’s name on its parapet. A most interesting feature of this terrace is the motif on the frieze of overlapping circles which demands visual attention. Located in an area of the City of Stonnington littered in flats and remnant terrace housing, suprisingly there is no heritage overlay for the area offering them little if any heritage protection.
Rockdale is an attractive freestanding double storey former middle class home in the Italianate terrace style. Like many of the grand homes along this stretch of Punt Road close to St Kilda Junction it is set back from the street. Despite its obvious grandeur, Rockdale is unfortunately not afforded any heritage protection under the City of Stonnington planning scheme.
The terrace is highly decorated in rendered brick, however it has been significantly modified, the “modernisation” dating to sometime before the 1950s resulting in the removal of its cast iron lacework, replacement of its support column with concrete and enclosing its upper storey verandah in aluminium framed glass.
This pair of two storey Victorian terrace is typical of the sort located near many railway stations in Melbourne. Located very close to the Victorian era Windsor railway station it is, however, unfortunately situated – wedged as it is between a large 1960s Telstra exchange and a block of 60s flats (which presumably at some stage removed other terraces like it from the streetscape) as well as obscured by a large paperbark tree and large powerlines.