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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 32 Abuklea Road, Epping, NSW 2121
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
32 Abuklea RoadEppingHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Large Federation period house in good condition and little altered. Much outstanding detail including Art Nouveau timber verandah post brackets and sandstone basecourse and string course. Unusual serpentine parapeted wall above main entry. Good example of Queen Anne style.
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Physical description: Large Federation period house on battle-axe block. Complex plan form. Hipped moderate pitch slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles. Chimneys with roughcast render cast iron pots and bracketed cornices. Flat metal tray verandah roof with exposed rafters supported on timber colonettes with unusual curved Art Nouveau brackets. Sandstone piers basecourse and string course at window sill level. Roughcast and battened gables. Unusual serpentine parapeted wall above main entry. Walls mostly face brick. Some rough-cast. Entry door with highlights and portholed sidelights. Side verandah with timber balustrade. Casement windows. Ingle-nook on corner to driveway. Generally complex combinations of different geometric shapes


Historical notes:

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 (none)-

Recommended management:


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHornsby Local Environmental Plan 201335627 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Hornsby Shire Heritage Study1993 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty LtdVM No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1780097

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