This terrace, built in the boom period of 1876-82, is particularly prominent in its siting and design. It was erected for a draper, Wylde, and remained in his family until 1965.
The terrace is a strong visual element of Carrington Street. The separate identity of each house is suppressed by the parapet and large veranda/balcony that spans the entire facade. The composition of the terrace is centralised by the nameplate and pediment in the centre of the parapet. The architect was Daniel Garlick, although the design is not in the exuberant style of his Newmarket Hotel but rather is reminiscent of other quality buildings such as the complex erected for Bickford at the corner of Leigh and Currie Streets. The terrace was constructed by J. Roberts with whom Garlick was associated in this period. The building cost of £6200 was a considerable sum, indicative of its quality and finish.
When AMSCOL bought the property in 1965 the terrace became offices and storage until 1982, when it was renovated and converted for residential/office accommodation and the veranda/balcony restored. The terrace’s recycling is one of the most successful examples of a phenomenon arising from the renewed interest in city living and historical buildings.