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Item details

Name of item: Pibrac
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 11 Pibrac Avenue, Warrawee, NSW 2074
Local govt. area: Ku-Ring-Gai
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
11 Pibrac AvenueWarraweeKu-Ring-Gai  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Reasons for listing; historic, cultural, architectural, rarity value, state significance ----------------------------------------- A good example of Hunt's use of the North American shingle style of building illustrating his mastery of composition and the use of timber and brick. (National Trust Listing Proposal)
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Designer/Maker: Horbury Hunt
Construction years: 1899-
Physical description: A good example of Hunt's use of the North American shingle style of building illustrating his mastery of composition and the use of timber and brick. Originally entirely clad in timber shingles set on a sandstone base, the roof shingles have been replaced by tiles. The double gable and the regularly spaced brick chimneys with flared out corbels are the principal elements of the elevation. All timberwork including the plain barge boards is painted white. The recessed entrance porch is off set and at the rear is a deep recessed verandah with oversize timber posts supporting a balcony opening off the main bedroom. Connected to the main house by a tiled covered walkway is a small dairy now used as a laundry. All bedroom accomodation is upstairs. Apart from some sympathetic alterations by B.J Waterhose to the downstairs sitting room, the house has been little altered. The building is generally in excellent condition (Source: National Trust Listing Proposal).
Modifications and dates: Altered or extended unsympathetically


Historical notes: Pibrac Estate first subdivided by Ecclecton du Faur 1899, then again 1928 by Mrs Richardson. Historical period: Pre -1900.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  04 Nov 89   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Ku-ring-gai Heritage Study198709:031Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Helen ProudfootSB Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Local History Sources
WrittenFreeland Architect Extraordinary National Trust Listing Proposal

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1880136

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