Three Histories of Ashfield

A set of three terrace houses viewed from the front, identical in form but different in colour and state of repair. Each has a brick fence with a tiny yard, and French doors to a balcony on the upper level with elaborate wrought iron railings. Thick concrete walls separate the balconies, curving up to meet rendered fascias topped with sandstone urns. Both end houses appear well-maintained, but the middle house needs refurbishing: it has different, peeling colours top and bottom, cracks and moss in the brickwork of its fence, and dark stains on its fascia.