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Peel Street Federation Houses Group

Item details

Name of item: Peel Street Federation Houses Group
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 27-31 Peel Street, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
27-31 Peel StreetKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A group of similar, well-detailed and modestly scaled buildings which are good examples of their type and which form a pleasant, well-proportioned east border to Peel Street, in an important section of the street visually.

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Physical description: o This building is designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.

Three early twentieth century houses of similar form and materials, likely built together as part of the subdivision of the 'Carabella' property. Each house has distinguishing details however in general they all have rough-cast rendered walls painted in earthy pinks and beige, all rooflines clad in terracotta tiles and fenestration is generally similar. The houses sit largely below the Peel Street road level and present little of their bulk to the street. In contrast to the surrounding flat buildings, these houses appear to be of modest scale and are an important element in the lower end of Peel Street.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Further information: Individual Items, 27 Peel Street, 29 Peel Street, 31 Peel Street


Historical notes: Land part of the 'Carabella' property sold to Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in 1903. Sale of subdivided blocks in north west corner probably occured soon after, though exact date unclear.

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 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
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930088Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB 17/3/92 Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180088

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