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House - The Moorings

Item details

Name of item: House - The Moorings
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 2 Jarrett Street, Toronto, NSW 2283
Parish: Awaba
County: Northumberland
Local govt. area: Lake Macquarie
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 Jarrett StreetTorontoLake MacquarieAwabaNorthumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: A classic Lakeside holiday home, a short walk from the train station.
Architecturally one of the most interesting houses along the waterfront, and with fine detailing remarkably well conserved.
The history of this house needs to be researched.
LEVEL of SIGNIFICANCE - 1993: Regional Significance - moderate
Local Significance - high
Group Significance - high (as a contributing item
in the conservation area)
Date significance updated: 28 May 08
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Builder/Maker: Chapman Bros. (?)
Physical description: PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS - 1993:
Architectural Style: Federation Bungalow
Materials: Frame - timber
Roof - CGI cladding, hipped with ventilator gablets at roof
Walls/Cladding - Rebated weatherboard
Windows - wood frames, sliding, casement and hoppers
Floors - timber
Interior - board lined ceilings, plaster walls with pine wainscoting.
Single-storey weatherboard home with wide verandah returning on three sides, since mostly enclosed with shingles or weatherboards and sliding windows to form sitting room and bedrooms.
The sitting-room windows have a mix of coloured and plain glass, and give Lake views.
The cgi hipped roof has gablets, and a small gable over an entrance porch on the north side.
Interior rooms open off a central corridor.
They have board-lined ceilings & plastered walls, some v-jointed pine wainscoting.
The whole building is in good repair.
Modifications and dates: Verandahs mostly enclosed, although much of the original verandah balustrading remains behind the shingle cladding.
New kitchen and bathroom built, and the home converted to a boarding/holiday house.
Current use: 1993: Was residence and guest house before a recent sale. It is likely that the new owners will use it as a private 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)21 Jun 08
Recommended ManagementDocument and prepare an archival record21 Jun 08


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 201418010 Oct 14   
Local Environmental PlanLake Macquarie LEP 2004TT-0619 Mar 14   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Lake Macquarie Heritage Study1993TT-06Suters 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: 1910197

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