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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 332 The Esplanade, Speers Point, NSW 2284
Parish: Kahibah
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Lake Macquarie
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
332 The EsplanadeSpeers PointLake MacquarieKahibahNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: A lakeside bungalow reminiscent of other typical lakeside bungalows and holiday houses such as 18 Alley Street (SP-08).
Details differ, but the overall form, with wide verandahs and a symmetrical formal entrance is similar.
In this house, the terra cotta tiled roof and large aluminium framed "picture" windows detract from the aesthetic and architectural significance of the building, but do not destroy it.
The wide spreading and sheltering verandah, and Lakeshore outlook, indicate a leisured lifestyle for the owners.
The house 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: 28 May 08
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Physical description: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - 1993:
Location: two doors east of Ryan St
Architectural Style: Federation Bungalow.
Materials: Frame - brick
Roof - terra cotta tiles, hipped roof continuous with return verandah
Walls/Cladding - painted or rendered brick with stucco quoins
Windows - Aluminium "picture" windows
Floors - ?
Interior - ?
Almost square hip roofed house with verandah on three sides.
The integral verandah roof at a shallower pitch than the main roof has a bell-cast effect.
Small gable over entrance steps has ornately carved barge boards.
Brick bases to verandah posts & sub-walls are stuccoed with rough-cast panels.
Other details include stucco quoins at wall corners, fretwork tulip pattern in verandah balustrading, lyre shaped brackets on wood verandah posts.
Side & top lights to front door.
Modifications and dates: T.C. tiles probably replaced original cgi roofing.
Big aluminium windows probably replaced timber-frame casement or double hung windows.
Brick front fence cut down.
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 201415510 Oct 14   
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 2004SP-1719 Mar 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study1993SP-17Suters 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: 1910173

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