78 Hume Street

½ storey, hip-roofed, red-brick house with pedimented verandah and attic dormer (c. 1900).


Description – Verandah spans full width of house, with half-height wooden columns built off cast-stone copings on red-brick piers. Original, slatted screens remain below deck, and very fine, closely spaced pickets, with moulded handrail above, are also original. Low pediment at LH side has applied wooden decoration. Ground floor has period, half-glazed and panelled door (behind aluminum storm) with period transom window behind ad hoc wooden storm. Small, square, single-sash window (with six-pane storm) to left is an unusual feature. Front window has typical, single-pane lower sash, dentilled transom, and transom window with patterned glass (respectively behind six- and three-pane, wooden storms). At second floor, two 1/1 windows (with four-pane wooden storms) are centred within unornamented wall, both with segmental heads and typical wooden sills. Simple moulding abuts beaded soffit boards adjacent plain, narrow fascias. Hipped roof has central dormer, with wood-shingled cheeks, planted, decorative elements at casings, and unusual, 6/1 window, now with board and louvers in lower sash. Steep pediment above has scalloped fascias and modern, pendant post at peak. Roof is clad in brown asphalt shingles, and a rebuilt chimney, with minor corbelling at top, remains at rear of house.


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