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Item details

Name of item: Item
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 44 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
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
44 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
Construction years: 1900-
Physical description: It is a large and unusual two storey house dominated by paired oversailing half timbered gables with their oriel windows. It is built on a rusticated stone base course with red brickwork to the main walls and shingle details to the verandah bulustrade and aprons. The entrance is marked by a semi-circular archway and the verandah supports are paired classical columns. The roof is unglazed terracotta tiles. The house retains much of its original garden including several fine palms and a gravel drive. It was converted in 1968 into three home units by the removal of the main staircase and the addition of bathroom, kitchens and external stair access (National Trust).


Historical notes: Built for W C Penfold, the stationer. It was his home for many years. The architect is thought to have been Thomas Cosh, since Spain and Cosh carried out alterations and additions to it, and it has many details similar to other Cosh houses in the street (National Trust). Historical period: 1900-1920.


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

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Ku-ring-gai Heritage Study198710:011Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Helen Proudfoot  Yes

References, internet links & images

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1880224

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