20 Wimble Street, Parkville
In June 2014, the VHRF Committee of Management agreed to offer a grant of $4,000 towards the cost of paint removal and tuckpointing of the front façade at this property. There was evidence that tuckpoining was intact under the paintwork. The paint removal has revealed the bi-colour brickwork, which has been further enhanced by the touching up of the tuckpointing.
6 Erin Street, Richmond
The property at 6 Erin Street is one of a pair of Victorian two storey terraces. The terraces were built in 1870 and feature tall decorative render parapets with a central pediment with a balustrade either side. The terraces are substantially intact and also feature a cast iron decorative balustrade to the upper verandah, a cast iron palisade fence to the street and fine render detailing around the windows and doors. The terrace is a contributory building in the West Richmond Heritage Overlay.
The grant application was for repair and reinstatement of the render balustrade to the parapet. The existing steel lintel on one side of the balustrade was corroding and pushing render off the parapet.
In November 2016, the VHRF Committee of Management agreed to offer a grant of $10,000 towards repair and reinstatement of the deteriorated parapet.
The works involved like for like repairs to return the parapet to its original appearance and further collapse and resulting water ingress has been halted.
125 Nelson Place, Williamstown
This is a Victorian two storey corner commercial building in Nelson Place, Williamstown.
The VHRF Committee of Management agreed to offer a grant of $10,000 for final works to reinstate the verandah including roofing and guttering.
The reinstated verandah greatly enhances the building and the Nelson Place streetscape. The façade of the building has also been restored greatly improving the appearance of the building.
688 Drummond St, Carlton North
This is one of four single storey terraces constructed between 1905 and 1908. The single fronted Federation terrace has render banding to the façade and a decorative render parapet. The building also features a pair of tall narrow windows and a verandah across the front with a cast iron frieze.
There were remnants of the original black tuckpointing however this was in a visibly deteriorated state with some sections of tuckpointing missing. The VHRF Committee of Management agreed to offer a grant of $5,000 towards the cost of re-pointing the front façade, side walls and brick fence pillars.
The tuckpointing has greatly improved the appearance of the building in the streetscape.
393 Wellington Street, Clifton Hill
This is one of a pair of single storey Victorian brick terraces with a slate roof. It has bi-chromatic brickwork including to the wing walls. The terraces are particularly decorative with a curved wing walls, render moldings and brackets, original cast iron fence and verandah frieze and decorative brickwork to the eaves.
In May 2016, the VHRF Committee of Management agreed to offer a grant of $4,500 towards tuckpointing the front façade, above verandah and wing walls.
The works were completed in June and July 2016 and were undertaken by Mortar and Surface Restoration. The works have lifted the appearance of this building as viewed from the street. The front façade has now been fully restored to its original appearance and condition.
472 Rae Street, Fitzroy North
This is an elegant double fronted brick Edwardian house. The building is substantially intact and demonstrates interesting Edwardian features such as the gable roofed projecting wing with bay window and gable with half timbering and brackets. The front verandah has turned timber posts and an unusual deep timber frieze. The building is contributory in the North Fitzroy Precinct HO327. The tall brick fence substantially detracted from the appearance of the property in the streetscape.
In February 2016, the VHRF Committee of Management agreed to offer a grant of $12,000 towards the cost of fence replacement, roof replacement in corrugated galvanised iron and mortar and tuckpointing.
The works have transformed the street appearance of this property and returned it to its former glory. The replacement of the fence with a permeable fence more sympathetic to the style of the dwelling demonstrates the positive impact an appropriate fence can make on the streetscape views in a Heritage Overlay Precinct. Payment of the grant can now be made in accordance with the agreement between the applicant and VHRF.