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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 66 Speers Street, Speers Point, NSW 2284
Parish: Kahibah
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Lake Macquarie
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
66 Speers StreetSpeers PointLake MacquarieKahibahNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Like many other houses in Speers Point, this is neither a suburban bungalow, nor a typical worker's cottage.
Its wide-spreading verandah and French doors indicate an open-air, leisured lifestyle fitting Speers Point's reputation as a holiday destination.
The house has no outlook like those on the hill or the Esplanade, but it is close to the Lake and the (then new) tram terminus.
Like 18 Alley Street (SP-08), it also probably started life as a holiday house, and so contributes to Speers Point's history as a traditional holiday destination.
LEVEL of SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Regional Significance - low
Local Significance - high
Date significance updated: 19 Jun 08
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Physical description: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - 1993:
Architectural Style: Federation Bungalow with touches of California style
Materials: Frame - timber
Roof - CGI cladding, wide gable with verandah skirting 3 sides
Walls/Cladding - rebated weatherboards
Windows - timber frame, DH & also French doors on front verandah
Floors - ?
Interior - ?
Substantial weatherboard house with full-width front verandah, and a return verandah both sides.
French doors to front verandah, entrance door to side verandah.
Gabled corrugated iron roof on main house, with strapped stucco gable ends.
Hipped corrugated iron roof to verandah, supported by stuccoed brick half-height verandah posts with twin or triple timber posts on top.
Ornate curved-iron hood, with spool trim, above side window.
Skillion lean-to at rear, contemporary with house.
Modifications and dates: none noticeable. New picket fence in front
Current use: 1993: domestic residence


Historical notes: HISTORICAL NOTES - 1993: More information needed.

Recommended management:

RECOMMENDATION - 1993: More information needed.


Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Statutory InstrumentList on a Local Environmental Plan (LEP)19 Jun 08
Recommended ManagementDocument and prepare an archival record19 Jun 08


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 201415110 Oct 14   
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 2004SP-1119 Mar 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study1993SP-11Suters Architects Snell, Dr J. Turner, C & MJ Doring Pty LtdDoring Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 1910168

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