June 11, 2017 News No Comments

The Iron lacework two storey Victorian Filigree terraces were built of stone and reflected  the “standard” terrace type pattern commonly found in  Darlinghurst and Paddington New South Wales, with a single span iron lace balcony, arched openings to ground floor and squared lintels to the  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, these properties were  built more elaborate , and one of the popular  elaborations was the filigree, or screen, of cast iron  or wrought iron. This developed to the point where it has become one of the major features of Australian architecture.

Written by Gary Chatterton