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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 214 The Esplanade, Speers Point, NSW 2284
Parish: Kahibah
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Lake Macquarie
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
214 The EsplanadeSpeers PointLake MacquarieKahibahNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: The house is superbly sited in a prominent position on a rise overlooking the Lake.
Judging from the roof line and the decorated gable end and chimney, still visible above the enclosed verandah, this house once had considerable presence as an archetype of the Federation Queen Anne style.
It still has the potential for restoration to its original appearance as one of the more notable holiday houses on the Lake.
If original, the brick fence with ornate Art Nouveau style cast-iron panels is probably indicative of the original standard of detailing on the house.
The house contributes to Speers Point's history as a traditional holiday destination.
LEVEL of SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Regional Significance - low
Local Significance - high
Date significance updated: 28 May 08
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Physical description: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - 1993:
Location: east corner of Albert Street & The Esplanade
Architectural Style: originally Federation Queen Anne
Materials: Frame - timber
Roof - hipped & gabled, CGI Cladding
Walls/Cladding - weatherboard
Windows - not known
Floors - ?
Interior - ?
Single-storey weatherboard house on rise overlooking the Lake.
Hipped steep pitch corrugated iron roof over main house, and decorated flying gable and finial at the side.
Originally had verandah at front (south) and on the east and west sides, but the verandah has been enclosed.
The house is notable for the unusual and ornate Art Nouveau style cast-iron panels set in the brick fence.
Modifications and dates: Verandahs on three sides have been enclosed with a.c. sheet and large aluminium-frame sliding windows.
Current use: 1993: domestic residence


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

Recommended management:

RECOMMENDATION - 1993: More information needed. Has good potential for restoration to its original appearance.


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 201415310 Oct 14   
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 2004SP-1419 Mar 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study1993SP-14Suters Architects Snell, Dr J. Turner, C & MJ Doring Pty LtdDoring Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1910171

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