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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 169 Condamine Street, Balgowlah, NSW 2093
Local govt. area: Manly
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
169 Condamine StreetBalgowlahManly  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house at 169 Condamine Street is of significance for the local area for historic, aesthetic and reasons of represntativeness. The house is believed to be the oldest surviving of the c. 1915 subdivision. It presents as a fine example of Federation Queen Anne style which was very popular in the Manly area just after the turn of the twentieth century. The house is an important element of the streetscape.

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Date significance updated: 09 Jun 11
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Physical description: Single storey asymmetrical cottage of red brick on stone foundations with slated hipped and gabled roof. The house features a corner tower, return verandah with timber posts and decorated brackets. Noteble elements of the Federation Queen Anne style include roughcast stuccoed chimneys and gable end, decorative timber verandah posts, fretted woodwork and octagonal tower, which is a feature of the north-east corner. House addresses Street and South. The property has a sandstone front fence.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The house is still in its original condition and presents as well-maintained.
Date condition updated:09 Jun 11


Historical notes: Grant c. 1850; major subdivision c.1915. The 1985 Heritage Study described this house as circa 1905-1910 and claimed that "It appears to be the earliest extant house in the subdivision."

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)-


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHouseI1005 Apr 13   

Study details

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

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2020364

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