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Wyuni and gardens

Item details

Name of item: Wyuni and gardens
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 23 Dural Street, Hornsby, NSW 2077
Local govt. area: Hornsby
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
23 Dural StreetHornsbyHornsby  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Excellent example of a Federation Bungalow. Distinctive and unusual detail including octagonal projection render detail and verandah valence. Good condition. Original fence.Garden with elements of layout and traditional planting from Federation period
Date significance updated: 05 Jul 01
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Physical description: Federation house circa 1904 according to Auction sign. Complex terracotta tiled roof with excellent chimneys. Dormer window may be original. Excellent use of dichromatic brick with roughcast render. Extensive quoining with smooth roughcast and moulded render in bands and cornices. Octagonal projection with its own roof. Verandah has projecting bay. Turned timber posts above balustrade with scalloped valences and decorative friezes. Original door and double-hung windows with small coloured panes. Leadlight to door sidelights and dormer. Sandstone foundations. Good steps. Matching brick fence with pipe rail.

Garden surrounding Federation house and overlooking Old Mans Valley. Period layout from c1910. Elements of significance include fine Blue Grass Lawn with central planting beds entry steps with statuary (probably not original) angled entry path of cement finish and brick edging. Front retaining wall of brown and yellow brick trim with pipe rails and steel gate from c1940/50. Traditional planting include central rose beds and border planting including ferns succulents annuals Frangipani Nasturtium Spirea Fuchsia Ginger Lily Daisies and Nandina.


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 201347127 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

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

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Database number: 1780410

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