Vermont Terrace: 37-41 Cardigan Place, Albert Park. Melbourne, Victoria

Vermont Terrace is one of Melbourne’s finest neo-classical terraces.  The row of three double storey terrace houses was built in 1885 in the St Vincents Place precinct it overlooks the Albert Park Primary School gardens.

Vermont Terrace: 37-41 Cardigan Place.  Albert Park, Victoria

Vermont Terrace: 37-41 Cardigan Place. Albert Park, Victoria

The terrace features a large triangular classical pediment which is wider than the mid terrace below which in the frieze is signed “Vermont Terrace”.  The pediment has a large decorative relief below and moulded cresting above.  The parapet is decorated in fine balustrades and miniature pilasters.  The Regency classical styled verandah features column motifs on the party wall and decorative iron lacework split into three sections on each terrace with cast iron columns.  The ground floor is notable for its strong piano nobile base with a large keystone entryway and faceted bays with arched windows.  The party wall continues the effect of a rusticated base.  The upper storeys have two tall flat arched double hung windows.

Vermont Terrace is offered some local heritage protection via the City of Port Phillip’s heritage overlay (HO3).

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