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Federation Houses [Item 100]

Item details

Name of item: Federation Houses [Item 100]
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 11, 14, 17 & 21 Selborne Street, Burwood, NSW 2134
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Burwood
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
11, 14, 17 & 21 Selborne StreetBurwoodBurwoodConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Nos. 11, 14, 17 and 21 Selborne Street, Burwood have historic and aesthetic significance as very good intact examples of single storeyed early c. 1900s houses designed in the Federation Bungalow style. The buildings retains their original form, character and detailing including a symmetrical front façade, verandah with timber detailing, dichromatic brickwork, timber framed leadlight casement windows and timber and glass panelled front door with sidelight and fanlight. The buildings and gardens make a good contribution to the streetscape.
Date significance updated: 29 May 14
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Description

Construction years: 1918-1918
Physical description: A group of single storey early c.1900s Federation Bungalows with Queen Anne details. The houses have the same form and style with slightly different detailing.

No. 11 - The steep pitched slate patterned tiled hipped roof has terracotta tiled ridge capping with decorative roughcast and brick chimneys with terracotta pots. The front facade is symmetrical and constructed of dichromatic brickwork. It features a central small entrance gable and front verandah which is supported on timber posts on a tessellated tiled base. Other details include an arched recessed entry with timber entry door with sidelight and fanlight; timber framed multi panelled double hung windows with arched top fanlights, decorative timber verandah brackets and roughcast gable roof forms over the front windows.

There is a curved concrete tiled front path and concrete driveway on the eastern side with adjacent garage. A low metal fence and gate is on the street boundary. There is a small front garden with lawn and plants.

Modifications
Replacement of the original front windows and front path.

No. 14 - The steep pitched terracotta tiled hipped roof with gablet and decorative brick chimneys with terracotta pots. The front facade is symmetrical and constructed of dichromatic brickwork. It features a central small entrance gable and front verandah which is supported on turned timber posts on a suspended timber base. Other details include an arched recessed entry with timber entry door with sidelight and fanlight; timber framed casement windows with coloured glass panels and arched top fanlights, decorative timber verandah brackets and shingled gable roof forms over the front windows.

There is a curved brick front path and brick hardstand on the eastern side. A timber picket fence and gate is on the street boundary. There is a medium sized front garden with lawn and plants.

Modifications
Replacement of the original fence, path and driveway.

No. 17 – “Dalkeith” - The steep pitched patterned terracotta tiled hipped roof with gablet and decorative brick chimneys with terracotta pots. The front facade is symmetrical and constructed of dichromatic brickwork. It features a central small entrance gable and front verandah which is supported on turned timber posts on a tessellated tiled base. Other details include an arched recessed entry with timber and glass panelled entry door with sidelight and fanlight; timber framed leadlight casement windows with coloured glass panels at the top and as highlights with an arched timber top and roughcast gable roof forms over the front windows.

There is a curved concrete front path and brick driveway on the eastern side. A low brick wall is on the street boundary. There is a medium sized front garden with lawn, plants and trees.

Modifications
Replacement of the original fence, path and driveway.

No. 21 – “Stanthorpe” - The steep pitched patterned terracotta tiled hipped roof with gablet and decorative brick chimneys with terracotta pots. The front facade is symmetrical and constructed of dichromatic brickwork. It features a central small entrance gable and front verandah which is supported on square timber posts on a tiled base. Other details include an arched recessed entry with timber and glass panelled entry door with sidelight and arched fanlight; timber framed leadlight casement windows with coloured glass panels at the top and bottom and leadlight arched fanlights and shingled gable roof forms over the front windows.

There is a paved circular front path and paved driveway on the western side. A low timber picket fence and gates is on the street boundary. There is a medium sized front garden with lawn and some plants.

Modifications
Replacement of the original verandah tiles, fence, path and driveway.


No. 11 - The steep pitched slate patterned tiled hipped roof has terracotta tiled ridge capping with decorative roughcast and brick chimneys with terracotta pots. The front facade is symmetrical and constructed of dichromatic brickwork. It features a central small entrance gable and front verandah which is supported on timber posts on a tessellated tiled base. Other details include an arched recessed entry with timber entry door with sidelight and fanlight; timber framed multi panelled double hung windows with arched top fanlights, decorative timber verandah brackets and roughcast gable roof forms over the front windows.

There is a curved concrete tiled front path and concrete driveway on the eastern side with adjacent garage. A low metal fence and gate is on the street boundary. There is a small front garden with lawn and plants.

Modifications
Replacement of the original front windows and front path.

No. 14 - The steep pitched terracotta tiled hipped roof with gablet and decorative brick chimneys with terracotta pots. The front facade is symmetrical and constructed of dichromatic brickwork. It features a central small entrance gable and front verandah which is supported on turned timber posts on a suspended timber base. Other details include an arched recessed entry with timber entry door with sidelight and fanlight; timber framed casement windows with coloured glass panels and arched top fanlights, decorative timber verandah brackets and shingled gable roof forms over the front windows.

There is a curved brick front path and brick hardstand on the eastern side. A timber picket fence and gate is on the street boundary. There is a medium sized front garden with lawn and plants.

Modifications
Replacement of the original fence, path and driveway.

No. 17 – “Dalkeith” - The steep pitched patterned terracotta tiled hipped roof with gablet and decorative brick chimneys with terracotta pots. The front facade is symmetrical and constructed of dichromatic brickwork. It features a central small entrance gable and front verandah which is supported on turned timber posts on a tessellated tiled base. Other details include an arched recessed entry with timber and glass panelled entry door with sidelight and fanlight; timber framed leadlight casement windows with coloured glass panels at the top and as highlights with an arched timber top and roughcast gable roof forms over the front windows.

There is a curved concrete front path and brick driveway on the eastern side. A low brick wall is on the street boundary. There is a medium sized front garden with lawn, plants and trees.

Modifications
Replacement of the original fence, path and driveway.
Number 17- 'Dalkeith'- Dichromatic brickwork, slate patterned roof, terracotta ridge capping and the original brick fence.
Number 14 features dichromatic brickwork, marseilles tile roof, decorative timber brackets, turned verandah posts and shingeled gables.

History

Historical notes: The first land grants in the Burwood district included those to Thomas Rowley in c.1799 and William Faithful in c.1808. In c.1812, Rowley’s ‘Burwood Farm’ was bought by Alexander Riley, who built the first house in the district, ‘Burwood Villa’ in c.1814.

Early activity in the area included farming activities, collection of timber and the development of service industries along Parramatta and Liverpool Roads. A railway was constructed in c.1855 to link Sydney and Parramatta, with Burwood being one of the six stops. It became a passenger service for the wealthy city businessmen who lived in villa estates. A village subdivision was laid out around the railway line in c.1854 and the area remained relatively open. Through to the 1880’s, a number of gentleman’s estates were established in and around Burwood.

By c.1895 the villa estates had largely been subdivided. Burwood remained an attractive railway suburb of gentlemen’s residences and during the following two decades its character as a garden suburb developed as there was limited industrial development in the area, but there was a variety of service industries as well as some modest homes.

In Australia Federation style architecture exhibits qualities that are similar from English models from which it drew inspiration. Buildings in this style are domestic in scale and use traditional vernacular motifs to achieve informality of planning, massing, fenestration and landscaping

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Garden Suburbs-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The site and buildings are of local historical significance as part of an early subdivision and Federation period of development in the local area constructed in early c. 1900s.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The buildings are of local aesthetic significance as very good intact examples of single storey early c. 1900s house designed in the Federation Bungalow style. The buildings retains their original form, character and detailing including a symmetrical front façade, verandah with timber detailing, dichromatic brickwork, timber framed leadlight casement windows and timber and glass panelled front door with sidelight and fanlight.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The buildings are very good representative example of a single storey Federation Bungalow style houses that were constructed in the early c. 1900s.
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.

Recommended management:

[a] Architectural detailing and decorative elements of the building should be conserved. [b] The form, scale and character of the building, together with its curtilage and streetscape presentation should be maintained. [c] No new openings i.e. windows and doors should be made to the front facade of the building. [d] Any future additions should be generally confined to the rear of the building and should be subordinate to the principal building form. [e] Architectural details and decorative elements which have been damaged or lost should be repaired and/or reinstated (based on sound evidence/research).

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanFederation Houses001921 Jul 89 844570
Local Environmental PlanBurwood LEP 2012i10009 Nov 12   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Burwood Heritage study19861.65Fox & Associates Architects/Planners Sydney  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1250067


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