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Item details

Name of item: Erahor
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 54 Ku-ring-gai Avenue, Turramurra, 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
54 Ku-ring-gai AvenueTurramurraKu-Ring-Gai  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Reasons for listing; architectural, state significance
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Designer/Maker: Thomas Cosh
Physical description: This is a large Federation period house in good condition, with robust and well detailed design from the office of Slatyer and Cosh, who were responsible for many high quality residences in the area. The handling of the corner site is an accomplished design which has considerable impact on the streetscape. The lower storey is of Croyden brown brick with moulded window trims and string courses. The upper storey is finished in rough cast with brick trims. Terracotta tiled roof; squared tapering verandah pots with simple arched valace. The flying gables and windows have details identical to other houses designed by Charles Slatyer (National Trust).

Internal material: The interior features a fine polished stair with elaborate gooseneck detail, open timber fretwork over the stair door, panelled and glazed doors, some decorative ceilings with waratah motifs (National Trust).
Modifications and dates: Altered or extended unsympathetically. There have been extensive recent additions at the rear by architect Peter Stronach of Allen, Jack and Cottier (1984), which are sympathetic to the Federation style of the house. The garden has the remains of original plantings including brush box, pine, densely shading evergreens and some stone flagged paths ( National Trust).


Historical notes: Built c1900 to the design of Thomas Cosh of Slayter and Cosh, for J.P Dowling. It was soon sold to A.W. Crane. Historical period: 1901-1920.


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

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Ku-ring-gai Heritage Study198710:001Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Helen ProudfootSB Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Local History Sources
Written  National Trust of Australia Listing Proposal

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1880214

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