Voilet Terrace: 1-5 King Street, Randwick. Sydney, New South Wales

Violet terrace, completed in 1884 adjacent to Randwick Racecource is a row of three narrow double storey terraces in an Italianate style atypical of Sydney terraces.
The terrace is distinctive for its unrendered facade and restrained, but relatively intact ornament.

Violet Terrace 1-5 King Street Waverley Sydney New South Wales

The party wall facing John Lane features an interesting mural of a lion.
Above the high parapet and prominent cornice is the name plate topped by acroterion and scrolls flanked by urns. Each party wall features corbels typical of the style. The upper storey has a single rather plain French door and iron lacework, while the more common Romanesque sashes of Sydney terraces. The ground level features an enclosed verandah cast iron picket fence with no courtyard and small flights of stairs.
Former residents include the Dixson family.1


References

  1. The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 – 1912) Saturday 13 February 1886 p 360

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