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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 52 Almora Street (AKA Upper Almora), Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman


Property boundary
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
52 Almora Street (AKA Upper Almora)MosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address
Redan LaneMosmanMosman  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

It forms an impressive focal point at the intersection of Arbutus and Upper Almora Streets. Its corner bay is emphasised by an elaborate timber double height verandah.
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Designer/Maker: Not known
Builder/Maker: Not known
Physical description: Federation Queen Anne. A large two-storey Federation Queen Anne residence designed to take advantage of a corner site, with double storey verandah and corner bay. The building is a focal point of view from Arbutus Street. Constructed of brick, painted more recently, features include turned timber verandah posts and balustrades on curved bullnose verandah bases and tall chimneys. Front fence, although sympathetic, appears to be recent. Recent garage adjacent to Redan Lane.
Modifications and dates: Unsympathetic Minor Alteration.


Historical notes: Not researched

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)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria g)
This item is aesthetically representative locally.
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 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes
 0506 GA No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2060506
File number: 506

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