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Category: Terrace Houses

Botanic Chambers Terrace in Adelaide

Botanic Chambers, Adelaide
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Botanic Chambers is a group of seven Victorian Italianate terrace houses which adjoin the Botanic Hotel. They were designed by architect Michael McMullen and built for Richard Vaughan in 1876 – 1877. Mr. Vaughan founded the East-End Market in nearby Rundle Street, and had also developed several other hotels and villas, including the Kensington Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »


Ravenswood Terrace

Ravenswood, Sydney

Ravenswood is a 2-storey mid-Victorian terrace overlooking Prince Alfred Park in central Sydney. The terrace was originally one-half of a pair that were built sometime after 1875. Its partner has since been demolished, and the single house is now sandwiched between a 6-storey and 10-storey building.

Original features such as the Kauri floors, cedar doors, staircase and marble fireplaces remain. Read the rest of this entry »

126-yr old Warriston Terrace House

Warriston, Brisbane

Built in 1886, Warriston is a pair of two timber semi-detached houses with a common-roof.

The semi-detached homes were built for Brisbane alderman and former proprietor of the Glasgow Boot & Shoe Mart in Queen Street, David Pringle Milne. Mr. Milne purchased two adjoining blocks of land in 1866 and 1874 in the Bishop’s Hill and Petrie Terrace subdivision. Read the rest of this entry »

Marines Terrace for Sale

The Marines Terraces, Adelaide

A terrace in The Marines – a block of absolute beachfront terrace homes in Adelaide – is for sale by negotiation.

The terraces were designed by architects Bayer and Withall and developed by the Marines Residences Company in 1882-1883. Initially there were plans to build 24 residences, but at a shareholder meeting in 1883 it was decided to limit the number to 8.

The terraces were designed in the grand style of similar terraces found at English seaside resorts, such as Brighton, and were relatively affordable when compared to other marine residences in other marine townships. They were built of coursed random stone, iron roof, and balconies with cast iron balustrades and columns. Each terrace contained eleven rooms, bathroom and a large cellar. Read the rest of this entry »