This is my absolutely favourite street in all of Melbourne. I know there are more perfect streets, and more well known streets, and more paved with gold streets, and this one certainly has its share of 1970's brick 3 storey apartment blocks. But it is on a hill, and is a short walk to the Royal Botanic Gardens, and it has some amazing houses.
I do love a good sticky beak at the outside of houses. It is why I prefer being a car passenger than driving. I am sure I have almost had many near misses, distracted by some wonderful facade as I drive past. In some ways gazing upon the outside is more satisfying than seeing inside a house. I often don't like the inside of people's houses. Especially those houses owned by people with lots of money. Sorry but it's true.
My way, one can furnish the house oneself. Elegantly, sparsely and relatively true to the period, with lots of modern touches thrown in.
Anyway, I thought I would take some sneaky photos to see if you agree with my assessment.
All the food groups are represented in Avoca Street:
Victorian Terrace (at the end of this row (called Lee Terrace) is Waterloo which I wrote about here)
Melbourne modern Palladian
1930s Georgian revival
Forbidding and Inaccessible
Do you see why I like it so much?