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Item details

Name of item: House and Garden, Essieville
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 13 Bellevue Street, Kogarah, NSW 2217
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Kogarah
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
13 Bellevue StreetKogarahKogarahSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address
6 Blake StreetKogarahKogarah  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

13 Bellevue Street, Kogarah is significant at a Local level for its aesthetic qualities, streetscape contribution and historic value. As evidence of the historical evolution of the Bayview Park Estate, 13 Bellevue Street is a very good representative example of an early twentieth century single-storey dwelling displaying high quality Federation Bungalow stylistic influence, including timber verandah detailing, timber window hood, decorative timber fascia and decorative timber screen to gable. Integrity has been somewhat compromised by unsympathetic alterations including concrete roof tiles but is still able to be conserved. Recent brick and aluminium palisade front boundary fence is not historically accurate, but has some regard to the aesthetic qualities of the place. Occupying a prominent corner site, the place makes a valuable contribution to the streetscape and historical evolution of its locality.
Date significance updated: 24 Feb 12
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Physical description: 13 Bellevue Street, Kogarah is a considerably intact single-storey brick and tile Federation Bungalow style dwelling located on a prominent corner site. It has an original hip roof with (non-original) concrete tiles, original chimneys with rendered shafts and cornices, boxed eaves with an original scalloped shaped timber fascia, and decorative eaves brackets. There is an original L-shaped verandah with non-original bull-nosed Colorbond corrugated sheeting, original tessellated floor tiles and reconstructed turned verandah posts. Street facing elevations have deep red-brown coloured brickwork which is tuck pointed, and a rendered plinth. The Blake Street elevation has a gabled bay, and an original timber-framed window with casement sashes and a timber framed hood covered with slate. The apex of the gable has an original timber screen. There is a sympathetic single-storey addition to the Bellevue Street elevation. There is a late twentieth century brick boundary fence with aluminium palisade panels fitted between brick piers.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
13 Bellevue Street provides good quality evidence of the historical evolution of the Bayview Park Estate in the early twentieth century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The place is notable for its very good substantially intact Federation Bungalow stylistic qualities, and significant contribution to the streetscape. Setting compromised by nearby late twentieth century multi-story unit development.
Integrity/Intactness: Recent brick and aluminium palisade front boundary fence is not historically accurate. Subdivision and recent multi-storey unit development has diminished the setting of the place.
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 and reconstruct original fabric and setting.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I6525 Jan 13   
Local Environmental Plan  04 Feb 00   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Kogarah Heritage Study 19941994 Tropman & Tropman  No
Kogarah Heritage Study Review 20112011 Truman, Zaniol & Associates Pty Ltd  Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1870555

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