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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 66 Carabella Street, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
66 Carabella StreetKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An interesting two-storey Federation Filigree style townhouse which contrasts well with its semi-detached but earlier neighbour at No. 64. It is a rendered masonry house with distinctive detailing to the front verandah and good quality decoration. Originally built as the home of Mr. John Duncan, who was the Superintendant of the Sydney Ferries Company in 1909.

Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include information on landscape significance, interiors or the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are updated by Council as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conversation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.
Date significance updated: 15 Aug 11
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Physical description: Two storey rendered masonry house with a gabled slate roof with rendered masonry chimney. Gabled dorrner to roof. Front walls in roughcast and smooth render. Two storey timber verandah to the front with gabled roof over with roughcast render and timber battens to the apex. Timber soffit with square timber posts on low rendered wall with mouldings, fibro and batten balustrade and swept, timber valance. Inset, arched porch with stucco mouldings. Bay window to front with swept head, three panel, casement windows with decorative leadlight fanlights.
House set high above road with terraced garden and sandstone retaining walls with cement steps to the street. The bay between this and No. 64 which it abuts is of plain brick with iron lace and a decorative parapet above the corrugated iron roofed verandah. Interior intact when inspected in 2001 and of significance.
o This building is designed in the Federation Filigree style.

A two storey brick townhouse with a gabled slate roof and asymmetric facade stuccoed on the western side with a projecting pedimented verandah having paired timber posts and timber balusters and friezes. The bay between this and No. 64 which it abuts is of plain brick with iron lace and a decorative parapet above the corrugated iron roofed verandah.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor alteration. Sympathetic.
Date condition updated:15 Aug 11
Modifications and dates: Roof Dormer
Verandah detail
Further information: An unusual example of the type.
Current use: Residential Private


Historical notes: Built in 1909 for Mr. John Duncan, the Superintendant of the Sydney Ferries Co.

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]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
High Associative Local. Representative State.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
SHR Criteria f)
An unusual example of the type
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative statewide. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Sympathetic/High
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 Plan I020102 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930009Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB 17/3/92 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180009

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