Federation Semi's

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This is a photo essay of semi-detached houses in just one neighbourhood, mainly in King Street, Randwick NSW.
  • Large blocks of land became too expensive to site just one house.
  • A typical Federation semi-detached house has good symmetry, since they were built as an identical pair
  • Often with tuckpointed face brick and
  • Painted gables in decorative roughcast.above ,
  • Casement set or bay windows which have some coloured glass panes.
  • Gables can be a centred (and shared) central feature gablet over entries, or symmetrically doubled
  • Face brick often has narrow openings. (Due to narrow block)
  • Turned timber verandah posts usually have carved valences.
  • Sometimes there are solid or glassed wing walls to verandahs which may have ball urns at ends (see last photo).
  • Chimneys or lack of may indicate the age of the structure (and degree of renovation),
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Randwick Row showing different treatments

Stanley Street Randwick has three sets of handsome two-storey semi-detached Federation homes.
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Original Randwick semi, new roof tiles

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Excellent pair, note original garden on left

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Elevated corner semi

This long row is on King Street, Randwick, not far from Randwick TAFE
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Fine timber detailing

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Note brilliant coloured glass window pane

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Very bright & cheery!

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Unequal treatment!
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Quite a contrast!