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House and Garden

Item details

Name of item: House and Garden
Other name/s: Kermadec
Primary address: 6 Richardson Street East, Osborne Park, NSW 2066
Local govt. area: Lane Cove
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
6 Richardson Street EastOsborne ParkLane Cove  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Of architectural, historic and cultural significance, a substantial Edwardian residence set in extensive grounds in remarkably intact condition. The integrity of the building itself, associated buildings and garden layout all remain and clearly indicate the development of the property over the years of its European occupation. It was for many years associated with an important historical figure, William Hughes.
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Historical notes: A substantial Edwardian 2-storey brick residence set in expansive grounds, occupied for some time by William Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia. The house and its setting is remarkably intact. Constructed of contrasting brickwork, with Marseille tiled roof, the house is asymmetrical with generous verandahs supporting timber detailing. The grounds indicate an early planting scheme. A picking garden and orchard survive to the west, and to the south the tennis court and pavilion are important elements of the setting. To the front, wide border planting, dish gutters, cyprusses sp. And palms appear part of the early planting scheme. Border planting of camphor laurels appear to date from the 1930s. A timber picket fence along Richardson Street has alternate painted and round pickets. A later set of brick gateposts and gates appear from the 1930s period. NB: Every effort should be made to ensure the present curtilage line (property boundary) be retained, together with the timber picket fence.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanLane Cove Local Environmental Plan 2009I19319 Feb 10   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Lane Cove Heritage Study1987B183Robert Moore, Penelope Pike and Lester Tropman & Associates  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 1920169

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