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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Walker Street, Lavender Bay, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Walker StreetLavender BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A two storey Federation house located within a group of Federation houses. See Group Card NSHS0372. The dwelling has a strong relationship with the parkland and harbour infront. Important extended curtilage. The interior is also of high significance as both a Federation dwelling and as former home and studio of the late artist, Brett Whiteley.

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: 22 May 12
Note: The State Heritage Inventory provides information about heritage items listed by local and State government agencies. The State Heritage Inventory is continually being updated by local and State agencies as new information becomes available. Read the OEH copyright and disclaimer.

Description

Physical description: o This building is designed in the Federation Academic Classical style.

Two storey brick house with terracotta tiled hipped and gabled roof. Verandahs are carried on timber posts with simple timber balustrades. A three level circular tower with hexagonal added to the western side for a stair well. Now houses a lift. Tower was originally thatched.

The interior has been modified however, the interior room configuration is still evident. Some original detailing intact.

Also significant as the home and studio of the late Brett Whiteley, artist.
Date condition updated:22 May 12
Modifications and dates: Windows are modified around the building and new windows have been let into gable ends and gabled dormers. A cantilevered balcony has been added to the upper verandah on the south elevation. Balcony clad in tiles from the Sydney Opera House.
Further information: 1-3 Walker Street 41-45 Lavender Street Lavender Bay

History

Historical notes: See also Group Card NSHS0372.
Was the home and studio of Brett Whiteley.

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]
Rare Local. Associative Local.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare regionally.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. 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.

Recommended management:

Nominated 22/9/05.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I036002 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930373Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare Morrison  Yes

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180373


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