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Donatello Flats

Item details

Name of item: Donatello Flats
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Flat
Primary address: 42-44 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
42-44 Blues Point RoadMcMahons PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

See also under Blues Point Road Group NSHS0602

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Physical description: Three-storey residential flat building with a hipped, terracotta tiled roof extended at the front on brackets over a pair of two-storey faceted bay windows with timber boarding flanking the first floor entrance portico which is in the form of an entablature supported on a pair of Tuscan order columns. Windows are in groups (usually groups of three) eight-paned steel-framed casements. A decorative stucco panel featuring a classical scene is located above the entrance portico.This building is designed in the Inter-War Georgian Revival. Federation Academic Classical style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Modifications and dates: Brickwork has been painted.
Further information: 42-52, 60-68, 74, 82-80, 94-114, 118-148, 178-180, 206-208, 33-43, 57-65, 71-89, Rear of 110, 115-135, 139, 163- 167-171 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point


Historical notes: See also under Blues Point Road Group NSHS0602

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 Rare. Representative Rare.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Associative Rare. Representative Rare.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Rare. Representative Rare.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative regionally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative regionally.
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 Review19930640Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180640

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