Victorian Filigree terrace architecture, Sydney, Australia
7 images Created 2 Mar 2010
Iron lacework, two storey Victorian Filigree terrace were built of stone and reflect the "standard" terrace type pattern commonly found on Darlinghurst and Paddington, with single span iron lace balcony, arched openings to ground floor and squared lintels to first floor...As housing developed in Australia, verandas became important as a way of shading the house. From the mid-nineteenth century in particular, as people became more affluent, they built more elaborate homes, and one of the favoured elaborations was the filigree, or screen, of cast ironor wrought iron. This developed to the point where it has become one of the major features of Australian architecture.