Carlton Terrace Sign

CARLTON TERRACE is located in the historic Melbourne suburb of Carlton, just north of the CBD. This picturesque area is probably best known for its Little Italy (Lygon Street and its café culture) and for its impressive abundance of Victorian architecture. Significant buildings are found here such as Melbourne Trades Hall and the old Carlton Brewery (a group of structures built in the years between 1964 and 1927 – listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.) Abounding in culture, its public spaces all date back to the Victorian era, when rectangular garden squares surrounded by buildings were the fashion in Europe. The largest one is Carlton Gardens, which is 26 hectares, and was designed for the World Exhibition in 1880 and home of the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building (one of Australia’s rare man-made sites with World Heritage listing) as well as the Melbourne Museum. The suburb is said to have taken its name from Carlton House in London. Here, the vast majority of buildings are attached and semi-detached (many Victorian era terrace houses), with apartments being the most common. Many students live here, since two major universities are nearby.

Carlton Terrace is a terrace house that was built in 1866 for a French count. Designed to fit right into the arched architecture of the building, this sign is a perfect match for the terrace house. The text was all hand carved and gilded with 23kt gold leaf. Since it was constructed of high density urethane (HDU), it has the look of wood, yet will outlast wood for years to come.

Carved & Gilded
Sign Size
57 " x 18 "