Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Darlinghurst: Heritage Items: Terraces at 337-345 Liverpool Street

Terraces: 337-345 Liverpool Street
- Register of the National Estate, City of Sydney Council Heritage List
I probably would have walked straight by this ramshackle row of terraces if I didn't know they were listed on the Register of the National Estate, as they look like most residential buildings around Darlinghurst.
I assume the reason they are on the prestigious register is because at some point, post 1975, the buildings came under threat from the wrecker's ball - much like Iona did - and therefore the National Trust or other heritage groups campaigned for them to be included.
They are also quite old for the area. Number 337, in the very right of the frame, is a three-storey mid-Victorian sandstone terrace from about 1860. It has ten apartments, one of which was recently listed for sale at $595,000. The real estate agent described the two-bedroom apartment as ''featuring house-like proportions and brimming with historic charm''. Other pluses includes a feature fireplace and Spotted-Gum floors.
Terraces 341-345 were built even earlier in the Victorian Filigree-style and have not been converted into apartments.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi I lived in no. 345 in the 1980's.
It was a share house with about 7 people. Had a small converted stables to one bedroom out the back - there is/was a lane way behind the row.