Mackenzie and McMillan, 1877-1879. 2-storey, basement and attic, 3-storey central and terminal pavilions; 21-bay symmetrical palace block comprising 9 2-bay houses and 1 3-bay house (now predominantly in use as offices). Tooled coursed grey granite finely finished to dressings and margins. Long and short v-jointed quoins. Base course; dividing band course; eaves course; eaves blocking course. Granite ashlar steps to entrance platt oversailing basement, flanked by railings; panelled timber doors flanked by glazed panels, letterbox fanlights; recessed aprons to windows.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 21-bay; Nos 5 and 6: 4-bay slightly advanced central pavilion comprising 2 2-bay mirrored houses, doorways to 2 central bays of principal floor, with regular fenestration to 1st and 2nd floors above; 3-light canted windows through basement, principal and 1st floors, forming balcony to 2nd floor of flanking bays to left and right, tripartite windows to 2nd floor. Nos 2-4 and Nos 7-9: mirrored 6-bay linking blocks, comprising 2-bay houses to left and right of central pavilion; doorways to inner bays with single windows above, canted windows through basement principal and 1st floors of outer bays; 2 piend-roofed canted dormers to attic floors. No 1: 3-bay terminal pavilion slightly advanced to outer right, doorway to centre of principal floor, regular fenestration to 1st and 2nd floors above, regular fenestration to flanking bay to left, 3-light canted window through basement, principal and 1st floor forming balcony to 2nd floor of flanking bay to right, tripartite window to 2nd floor. No 10: 2-bay terminal pavilion slightly advanced to outer left, regular fenestration to bay to right, 3-light canted window through basement, ground and 1st floors forming balcony to 2nd floor of bay to left, tripartite window to 2nd floor.
E ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining Rubislaw Terrace (see separate listing).
N (RUBISLAW TERRACE LANE) ELEVATION: predominantly regular fenestration, variety of additions. Decoratively gabled bay to outer right, with flue advanced from 1st floor, with inset semi-circular panel at 2nd floor.
W (PRINCE ARTHUR STREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 6-bay; 3 gabled bays to right, decorative tripartite doorway to left of ground floor, with balustraded balcony on oversized granite brackets above; 2-leaf glazed timber door to No 10, flanked by glazed panels, letterbox fanlights; window to centre bay of ground floor, bay to right blank; regular fenestration to 1st and 2nd floors. 2-storey 2-bay block to outer left, regular fenestration to ground and 1st floors, balustraded parapet above.
Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Coped stone skews. Coped gablehead and ridge stacks with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIORS: not seen 2000.
RAILINGS, LAMP STANDARDS: decorative iron railings enclosing basement to S elevation; regularly placed modern lamp standards.
GARDEN TO S, BALUSTRADING, GATEPIERS, GATES AND RAILINGS: rectangular-plan garden to S of Queen's Terrace, low granite walls surmounted by replacement decorative railings enclosing garden to S, E and W; balustraded granite terrace enclosing garden to N, square-plan rough-faced piers with corniced caps to E, W and flanking iron gate to centre.