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Oaks, The

Item details

Name of item: Oaks, The
Other name/s: The Oaks
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 517 Pacific Highway, Killara, NSW 2071
Local govt. area: Ku-Ring-Gai
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
517 Pacific HighwayKillaraKu-Ring-Gai  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Reasons for listing; historic, cultural, social, architectural, landmark value, state significance
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Builder/Maker: Chapman
Construction years: 1907-
Physical description: This house deserves classified status as an excellent example of a prestigious Edwardian home in near pristine condition, inside and out. Its design is unusual for the area - most similar period residences show a strong Federation influence (however, The Oaks, exhibits art nouveau design features). The house is enhanced by its prominent position on a corner block of a major highway. A major townscape element on the highway, it is mellowed by its landscape with stands of mature trees (National Trust).
Modifications and dates: Substantially intact


Historical notes: Built c.1907 (date on water taps). Builder - Chapman, but architect unknown. This house has been a medico's residence for most of its life (National Trust). 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 Study198728:030Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Helen ProudfootSB Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Written  Local History Sources
Written  Our Beautiful Homes Mitchell, Dorothy (1983) "Killara 1900-1908 - A Place of Permanence", unpublished essay National Trust Listing Proposal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: 1880603

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