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Pair of Houses

Item details

Name of item: Pair of Houses
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 25-27 Pittwater Road, Manly, NSW 2095
Parish: Manly Cove
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Manly
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
25-27 Pittwater RoadManlyManlyManly CoveCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This item includes a substantial single storey double fronted residence designed in the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture (No. 25 Pittwater Road).
Small Federation style cottage (No. 27 Pittwater Road).
The buildings are related in scale, mass and period.

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Date significance updated: 31 May 04
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Physical description: No.25 Pittwater: Brick bungalow with slate roof and terra-cotta roof ornament with Federation style detailing. Special elements include timber columns and valence to verandah; steeply pitched gable roof with simple barge board and timber decoration on stucco beneath gable end. Bay window has coloured square pane fanlights and vaguely Art-Nouveau influence in window head repeated on front of building. The picket fence is not original.
No. 27 Pittwater: Painted brick and (?re-roofed) tile bungalow similar in style and mass to No. 25 Pittwater but shallow pitch to gable. Special elements include the shell or fan motif in timber verandah brackets and the gable in the verandah creating a central portico.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Both buildings are well maintained.
Date condition updated:09 Mar 01
Further information: Listed in Manly Local Environmental Plan 1988 - (i) Item of Environmental Heritage (ii) part of Pittwater Road Conservation Area
Current use: Commercial and Residential.
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Part of Thompson Grant (1842)

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Permanent Settlement, Suburbanisation.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Contributes to the overall character of the Pittwater Road area.
Integrity/Intactness: Medium
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanPair of HousesI19805 Apr 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEPPittwater Road Conservation AreaC1   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Manly Heritage Study1986 Blackmore, Ashton, and Co.  No
Manly Heritage Study1986 Blackmore, Ashton, and Co.  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2020511

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