Heritage

Semi-Detached Dwelling

Item details

Name of item: Semi-Detached Dwelling
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Other - Residential Buildings (private)
Primary address: 38-40 Sir Thomas Mitchell Road, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
38-40 Sir Thomas Mitchell RoadBondi BeachWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Lucius StreetBondi BeachWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandAlternate Address

Statement of significance:

Unusual, early twentieth century semi-detached exhibiting Old English and Arts and Crafts influences. Would have been one of the first buildings built in the beach area at the start of the surfing boom. Survives essentially intact and most impressive on its prominent corner site. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 06 Nov 99
Note: There are incomplete details for a number of items listed in NSW. The Heritage Branch intends to develop or upgrade statements of significance and other information for these items as resources become available.

Description

Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Unusual, early twentieth century semi. "Old English" and Arts and Crafts influences evident. Two storeys with complex roof. Asbestos roof tiles. Steep pitched, front facing gable with mansard roof behind. Second high gable to rear, on Lucius Street. Gable apexes half-timbered. Remainder of front gable is shingled. Tuckpointed brick with extensive roughcast render. Stone used for balcony balustrading and front fence. Stud posts above stone piers. Balconies now partly enclosed. No other major alterations apparent.
Current use: Semi-detached dwelling
Former use: Semi-detached dwelling

History

Historical notes: First appears in Sands in 1910.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
This item is of historical significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic and streetscape significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study19898/6 - 0260Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620274


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