Double fronted Victorian, St Vincent Place, 1866

Original post 14 February 2020

Rosebank in #StVincentPlaceAlbertPark is a fine looking double fronted Victorian villa; built in 1866, it was one of the first built after the subdivision sales of 1864. It’s somewhat odd that there’s such variety in type and setback in the houses here, but without rules, everyone was free to do what they liked, from a low side setback house like this one, to a row of 2 storey terraces with much less set back. Found a photo from 2011 when last sold, it looks so much better now ! Apparently in the same family for 50 years; they must have put in that awful fence and painted it, but left the verandah in place.

Looks like it was only recently renovated recently though, streetview shows the works underway. There’s an extension out the back bigger than the house.

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