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Name of item: House
Other name/s: Residence, Loch Galli
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 18 Stanton Road, Haberfield, NSW 2045
Local govt. area: Inner West
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
18 Stanton RoadHaberfieldInner West  Primary Address
Haberfield RoadHaberfieldInner West  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Loch Galli is an excellent example of Richard Stanton s high standard of domestic design and town planning in Haberfield; an ideal image of his model suburb. It is a large picturesque house set in spacious grounds, occupying a double block and reflecting the garden suburb concept. The property has ownership associations with well-known citizens of Ashfield including the widow of Sir Arthur Renwick, Voce-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, and her family. It is also a significant example of the extensive work of John Spencer-Stansfield, architect for the Haberfield Garden Suburb. he property is Classified by the National Trust of Australia (NSW)
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Physical description: A large house of tuckpointed face brickwork, terra cotta tiled roof of shingle-faced multiple gables, flying bracketted gablets and roughcast detailing such as elegant tapered chimneys, all characteristic of the Arts and Crafts style of architecture. The entrance, facing Stanton Road, is asymmetrically placed in its gabled wing, and accessed through a large three-ring arch with a battered abutment. Beside that there is an ample verandah beneath a roof which continues the main roof downwards at a slightly lower pitch. This verandah has widely-spaced timber posts with decorative brackets, supported on brick balustrades. Opening on to it is a pair of glazed doors and wide sidelights under a very broad brick arch. On the other side of this main gable wing is a projecting multi-light casement window, and beyond that another wing balancing the verandah but enclosed by multiple casements forming a conservatory. Linked to this, on the side of the house addressing Haberfield Road, there is another multi-light bay window, flanked by a bulls-eye window and facing a paved area. The expansive garden is now densely foliated, with mature trees and plantings, and enclosed by timber post-and-paling fencing on a brick plinth, with a corner entrance gate.
Modifications and dates: Window alterations.
Further information: (1) Vincent Crow, Haberfield, the Federation Suburb (ADHS, 1983). (2) Vincent Crow, Tours of Ashfield Past and Present (the author, 2002).

Current use: Residence


Historical notes: Located in Stanton & Son's Haberfield No 2 Subdivision, Loch Galli was built on this double allotment in 1908, to the design of John Spencer-Stansfield,(1) and first occupied by John Buchanan. From 1912 to 1917 it was the home of Lady Renwick, widow of Sir Arthur Renwick who, until his death in 1908 was a notable parliamentarian and, prior to that, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney. From 1917 until 1962 members of the Everingham family lived at Loch Galli.(2) The property is Classified by the National Trust of Australia (NSW).


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanAshfield Local Environmental Plan 201345823 Dec 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Ashfield Heritage Study Review200117076Bob Irving  Yes

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Database number: 1020342

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