Playfair Street Terraces, Sydney

Playfair Street Terraces, Sydney

The Playfair Street Terraces' origins go back to the 1870s when the buildings were residences. These former homes are on the State Heritage Register, ensuring their current and future preservation.

The buildings in question are excellent examples of home styles popular in the late Victorian period. Each floor has a two-room configuration that has been preserved despite other renovations. The grouping of buildings is the only one in The Rocks area containing cantilevered balconies, an architectural feature that is not as common in modern homes in the area.

Today, this neighborhood plays host to a variety of shops. One of the most popular is Get Drenched, a bath bomb, candle, and soap store that enjoys high popularity. Other popular shops include Hunting Hue, which is a gift store, SIM Travel, a travel agency, and Honeybee, a hardware store.

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Sight Name: Playfair Street Terraces
Sight Location: Sydney, Australia (See walking tours in Sydney)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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