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Misrule (including outbuildings)

Item details

Name of item: Misrule (including outbuildings)
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 36 Greengate Road, Killara, NSW 2071
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
36 Greengate RoadKillaraKu-Ring-Gai  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Reasons for listing; cultural, architectural, Municipal significance.
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Construction years: 1904-
Physical description: It is a large Federation style house of tuckpointed red brick with darker brick trims, on a sandstone base. The complex hipped and gabled marseille tiled roof has terracotta finials and chimneys rendered with roughcast. Gables are battened with single Art Noveau influenced fretwork, and over the front door there is a squat square roughcast-rendered tower. The front verandah is tiled with brick balustrade, posts and brackets. Front door and sidelight have unusual bellshaped glazed panels; these and many other areas of the house have excellent floral and Art Noveau leadlight designs. The interior has pressed ceilings, marble and timber fireplaces, moulded arches with decorative capitals and all original light fittings, switches and Art Noveau door furniture. There is a garage on the front boundary and a 3-room servants quarters at the rear. These are thought to have been built in the 1920s but are sympathetic to the style of the house, being of tuckpointed brick with marseille tiled roofs. Part of the house on the northern side is a c.1960s addition. This part (kitchen/family room) has been recently remodelled. The front part of the house was restored in the 1980s, includeing repainting with the original colour scheme externally, and sympathetic colours internally (original scheme unknown). The house is set in a mature garden which formerly included the adjacent lot. Curtilage to be the property boundary.
Modifications and dates: Altered or extended sympathetically


Historical notes: The house was built in 1904 for Mr A.E. Bond, Australian General Manager of the Australian Mercantile and Finance Co. He lived there until c.1964. 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 Study198723:084Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Helen ProudfootSB Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  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: 1880523

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