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House and Garden

Item details

Name of item: House and Garden
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 14 Garden Street, Kogarah, NSW 2218
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Garden StreetKogarahKogarah  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

14 Garden Street is significant at a Local level for its aesthetic qualities, historical contribution to the streetscape and historic value. The place is overall a very good representative example of an early twentieth century single storey brick and iron dwelling which displays Federation Bungalow stylistic influence. Substantially intact original external fabric including tuck pointed brickwork, casement and double-hung timber windows and verandah with turned timber posts and tessellated tiling contributes to its overall aesthetic value. There is a sympathetic recent timber picket boundary fence. The place makes a valuable historic contribution to the streetscape and to the evolution of residential development within the Bayview Park Estate in the early twentieth century, which along with other comparable properties in the vicinity strengthens the cultural values of the area.
Date significance updated: 12 Mar 12
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Construction years: 1905-
Physical description: 14 Garden Street is a substantially intact single-storey Federation Bungalow style dwelling. It has a hipped and gabled roof with non-original colorbond corrugated sheeting and original red-brown coloured tuck pointed brickwork. The street facing elevation has a centrally located verandah with non-original bullnosed colorbond roof, original turned timber post, brackets and splayed valance, original tessellated tiling, original timber door case with timber panelled and glazed door, sidelights and fanlights. To the right of the verandah is a projecting bay with an original tripartite casement sash timber window with fanlights, segmental brick arched head and projecting rendered sill. The gable has original roughcast finish, timber bargeboard and timber finial. To the left of the verandah is a projecting bay positioned at 45 degrees and is of similar detail to the above noted bay with the exception that it has an original double casement sash timber window case. There are two original rendered chimneys with projecting moulded capitals. There is a recent timber picket fence along the front boundary.
Date condition updated:12 Mar 12
Modifications and dates:
Further information:
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential.


Historical notes: 14 Garden street is part of the Bayview Park Estate, and illustrates the suburban development which occurred in the early twentieth century. Bayview Park Estate was first auctioned in 1880. It was part of the land speculation that occurred while the Illawarra Railway was being finalised and built. The real estate agents played upon the healthful living qualities of the land at Kogarah, emphasising their closeness to the sea and beauty of the river. The subdivision's name 'Bayview' illustrates this attitude.

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Land tenure-Activities and processes for identifying forms of ownership and occupancy of land and water, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal (none)-
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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Together with contemporary dwellings in the locality, the place provides tangible intact evidence of the historical evolution of residential development in the Bayview Park Estate in the early twentieth century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The place is notable for its very good Federation Bungalow stylistic qualities. The place historically makes a valuable contribution to the streetscape.
Integrity/Intactness: Original external fabric is 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.

Recommended management:

Conserve original fabric and setting. Reconstruct deteriorated tuck pointing to the front façade and verandah when the opportunity arises.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I7425 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan  23 May 03   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Kogarah Heritage Study Review - Stage 11999 Musecape, John Matthias, Lisa Murray  Yes
Kogarah Heritage Study 19941994 Tropman & Tropman  No
Kogarah Heritage Study Review 20112011 Truman, Zaniol & Associates Pty Ltd  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Sands Directories 1885 to 1932
WrittenTropman & Tropman Architects1994Kogarah Heritage Study 1994

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1870040

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