There’s a trend in Australian inner city domestic architecture for restorations to ‘restore’ Victorian and Federation housing to a pre-WWII state and to eliminate postwar (usually, immigrant) adaptations, but that imagines an implausible consistency of style, also gets rid of the authentically old and weird aspects of the houses, rendering them modern, confortable, imitations of a more challenging past.

It’s hard to explain but when I call it ‘Billy Joeling’ of architecture people get it

How long has the place been culturally significant? Ohhh, for the longest time

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