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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Primary address: 17 Calypso Avenue, Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman


Property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
17 Calypso AvenueMosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address
Magic GroveMosmanMosman  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

This is an unusual example of the Arts-and-Crafts style of domestic architecture, a style which is a fairly common and important part of Mosman's historical development. This house was given a most distinguished treatment by an architect eminent in the Federation period in NSW.
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Designer/Maker: E Jeaffreson Jackson
Builder/Maker: Not known
Physical description: Federation Arts and Crafts. A two-storey house, built close to the Calypso Avenue boundary but well back from the much narrower thoroughfare of Magic Grove. It has brick, cement-rendered and timber-shingled walls and is crowned by a remarkable composition of fairly steeply-pitched gabled and hipped roof elements, including a catslide roof, covered in terracotta tiles. The main gable faces Calypso Avenue, along with a most unusual facetted and bracketted oriel, and a small entrance porch. Some of the face brickwork is painted and the attic storey is sheeted with shingles. Much of the decoration exhibits Art Nouveau motifs. The house is in fair to good condition.


Historical notes: Not researched

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria f)
This item is aesthetically rare statewide. This item is historically rare regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: 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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHouse 09 Dec 11 41 
Local Environmental Plan - Lapsed G&M   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes
 0102 RI/CK No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2060102
File number: 102

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