row of houses joined together by common walls. This type of house is
typified by the 2 storey boom style Victorian terrace. Free
standing cottages of the same style are often called terraces as well
- see diagram below. Usually separate title. Also known as row
houses. Victorian terrace houses as exemplified in Sydney and
Melbourne represent attractive and very efficient use of land.
are associated with inner city living and were mostly built during
the 19th century as cheap and functional housing. Good examples can
be seen in Sydney's Paddington, Glebe and Balmain, where some terrace
houses date back to 1840, and in Melbourne's Parkville. Also a
raised, paved leisure space attached to a house.
“boom” style built during the influx of money from gold
mining are considered to the the best examples.
19TH C SYDNEY TERRACE
SYDNEY TERRACE FLOOR PLAN