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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 5 Elamang Avenue, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
5 Elamang AvenueKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A good example of a large two storey Federation Queen Anne style house set prominently on a waterfront lot with garden to the water. Indicative example of one type of turn of the century waterfront housing development.
A simple and effective execution of the Federation style on a prominent waterfront location. Indicative example of one type of turn of the century waterfront housing development.

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Physical description: A two storey rendered brick house with a hipped and gabled terracotta tile roof with rendered brick chimneys with brick cappings. Main elevation to the water. Projecting gable with battened and shingled apex. Two storey timber verandah under main roof supported on timber columns with diamond patterns timber balustrade. Verandah enclosed with glazing. Triple bay casement windows with flat, metal roof hoods. Garden to the waters edge. Only the roof is visible from the street.
o This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.

A two storey brick residence with a hipped and gabled terracotta tile roof, rough-cast stucco below the eaves and timber verandah decoration to the entrance porch and front elevation.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Very good
Modifications and dates: Verandah has been infilled, a pool to the front garden constructed, and garages off to the street have been built.
Further information: Land formerly part of the property Elamang, James Milson Junior's residence, subdivided in 1903.
Current use: Residential Private


Historical notes: Land part of property of 'Elemang' - Subdivision occurred following the death of James Milson in 1903.

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]
Representative Local.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Associative Local. Representative Regional.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: _
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 I021202 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930073Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare Morrison17/3/92 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: 2180073

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