Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Rocks, hotel

This heritage listed bed and breakfast hotel is located along Cumberland Street at The Rocks. The pair of three-storey terrace houses are an example of the Australian Federation architectural style and were part of a public housing tenement constructed by the Housing Board between 1912 and 1924. They remained tenanted until the 1970s and subsequently occupied by squatters. They were restored in 1995 and now operate as Sydney Harbour Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

19 comments:

  1. They don't look any worse for wear from the squatters living there....unless a LOT of work was done! LOL! Love the covered balconies.

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  2. Gorgeous old building! Love the recessed balcony features!

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  3. It looks like a serious, old building.
    Nothing frivolous, like those fancy wrought iron railings.

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  4. I love Federation architecture, and I am always glad when an old lady like this has been preserved. But Sydney seemed to fall in love with dark red bricks and tended to use them in buildings like this. I doubt if the red brick choice was made because the building was designed by the Housing Board, so why was it?

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    1. I didn't think these were red bricks actually. They look dark brown to me. Maybe the direct sunlight makes them look lighter here.

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  5. Also love this style, nice research too.

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  6. A beautiful restoration and architectural style.

    Thanks for your visit and comment on my sign.

    ~Lindy

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  7. Those recessed balcony must be nice and cool to sit on.

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  8. Love that its being used for a B & B. Squatters would have ruined it!

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  9. Never stayed in a bed and breakfast, but this looks like one I would enjoy.

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  10. Neat building. I love your stories about the buildings you share.

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  11. Very bold architectural details--glad the building was renovated and preserved. Must be a great place to stay while enjoying the city.

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  12. Looks strong and sturdy! Nicely Jim!

    Hank

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  13. Great Sydney architecture. Those brown bricks were very popular in Sydney. I have seen a lot of similar buildings on my visits to Sydney.

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