The inner-Sydney suburb of Paddington was once a dingy, crowded suburb. Rows of two-storey terrace houses lined the streets and families struggled to feed and educate their children.
In the second-half of the last century, how things changed. Houses were in great demand and renovations were taking place in every part of the suburb.
Fortunately, those in charge insisted the original feel must be kept, so there was a roaring trade in intricate wrought iron and tessellated tiling. Now the streets of Paddington are quite grand and the cost of housing has gone sky-high.