Restoring Glebe's glory

The owners of this late 19th century Victorian-Federation transition style cottage in Sydney's heritage precinct of Glebe undertook a complete renovation, both inside & out, with meticulous attention to detail and quality workmanship, evident not only in the impeccable tuck-pointed brickwork, but in the tessellated pavements. Both the pathway and verandah are exact replicas of the original floors. What is so fascinating about this charming cottage, and what lends it its unique character is the blending of Victorian & Federation architectural elements, such as the Victorian cast iron fence and valance, sash windows, decorative gable ends, rendered walls with moulding above and tiles below the window, which combine with the Federation tuck-pointed brickwork, door and chimney. The clever colour scheme manages to unify these disparate elements. The final product is a beautiful, character-filled home that catches the eye of passers-by on the street.

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