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Avenue Cottage, stone cottage, now offices

Item details

Name of item: Avenue Cottage, stone cottage, now offices
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 44 Avenue Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman


Property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
44 Avenue RoadMosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A pleasant example of a house style now rare in Mosman.
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Designer/Maker: Not known
Builder/Maker: Thomas Flew
Physical description: Victorian Regency. A single-storey house built of coursed squared sandstone rubble. It is a simple rectangle in plan shape and has a hipped slate roof with narrow eaves. Its symmetrical front has a centre door flanked by a window on each side, and is protected by a hipped skillion verandah of three bays with timber posts, a gently convex corrugated metal roof and cast iron brackets. The stone front fence has been altered and now has a welded steel palisade above the base. The shallow front garden includes a Howea or Kentia palm. However, the site is large and slopes away from the street, and close to the rear of the house there is a very substantial recent building of concrete and glass.
Modifications and dates: Sympathetic Major Alteration.


Historical notes: Built by Thomas Flew, 1886 (Plaque on front of building). Flew was a member of the family which took over the management of Harnett's sandstone quarries, from where the stone for the cottage was believed to have been taken. Owned by Flew family until c1935.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is aesthetically rare regionally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is historically representative regionally.
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 PlanAvenue Cottage, stone cottage, now offices 09 Dec 11 41 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes
 0021 RI/CHP No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2060021
File number: 021

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