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House, "Unara"

Item details

Name of item: House, "Unara"
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Hill Street, Fairlight, NSW 2094
Local govt. area: Manly
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Hill StreetFairlightManly  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 1 Hill Street, Fairlight is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a substantial, fine and representative example of Federation Arts and Crafts style house. The house, built c. 1915, is readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the local area that demonstrates architectural tastes and practices of high quality building of its period of construction. The house has a number of notable architectural features and elements which make it a representative example of its style and date of construction.


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Date significance updated: 30 Mar 11
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Description

Physical description: Two storey brick Federation style house with hipped and gabled slate roof, brick chimney. Imitation half-timbered gable end, multi-paned timber framed windows, timber shingled balustrades and valances to verandahs (some now enclosed). Brick arched entry to east side of house. Geometric geometric leadlight to front door and sidelights. Tessellated tiling to verandah.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Some verandahs enclosed, otherwise intact.
Date condition updated:08 Mar 00

History

Historical notes: The 1985 Heritage Study described 1 Hill Street as "A large house in the Picturesque style of the 1920s with an upper attic floor in the roof of the building." A garret room protrudes from the roof mass of the building. The arched entrance way is typical of the style.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. (none)-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Creative endeavour-Activities associated with the production and performance of literary, artistic, architectural and other imaginative, interpretive or inventive works; and/or associated with the production and expression of cultural phenomena; and/or environments that have inspired such creative activities. (none)-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The house at 1 Hill Street, built c. 1915, is a fine example of Federation period houses, readily identifiable as part of the historic building stock of the local area.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house at 1 Hill Street, Fairlight is a substantial, fine and representative example of Federation Arts and Crafts style house that demonstrates architectural tastes and practices of high quality building of its period of construction.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The house has a number of notable architectural features and elements which make it a representative example of its style and date of construction.
Integrity/Intactness: High level of integrity - when viewed externally, the house presents as virtually intact.
Assessment criteria: Items are assessed against the PDF State Heritage Register (SHR) Criteria to determine the level of significance. Refer to the Listings below for the level of statutory protection.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHouse, "Unara"I5705 Apr 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Manly Heritage Study1986 Blackmore, Ashton, and Co.  No
Review and Database Listing1999 C. Kemp/ W. McArthur  Yes

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2020353


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