- 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),
|Randwick Row showing different treatments|
|Original Randwick semi, new roof tiles|
|Excellent pair, note original garden on left|
|Elevated corner semi|
|Fine timber detailing|
|Note brilliant coloured glass window panes|
|Very bright & cheery!|
|Quite a contrast!|