Farinbourne | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Farinbourne
Other name/s: Fairbourne, Warringa
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Mitchell Street, McMahons Point, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Mitchell StreetMcMahons PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

See also under Berrys Bay Precinct NSHS0701 A prominent house set on an elevated site that has an extended curtilage. The dwelling's interior and exterior are of significance. The garden setting sympathetically addresses the front facade.

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: 16 Apr 12
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Physical description: Two storey asymmetric house with gabled terracotta tile roof.This building is designed in the Federation Free Classical style. Additional information - 23/07/01-Large two storey free-standing Victorian villa with a slate and terracotta roof (teracotta probably resulting from a later alteration/addition). The main façade is asymmetrical and has a double storey faceted bay. The double storey balcony wrapping around part of the southern and western facades has been enclosed. The villa faces south towards Berrys Bay with the rear of the house facing Mitchell Street. Original room layout evident. Patterned ceilings and original joinery present.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:


Historical notes: See also under Berrys Bay Precinct NSHS0701. Additional information - 23/07/01-by Kate Higgins, Nth Syd conservation planner: Built in 1887 (then known as 'Waringa') for A.W.Charlton. The land stretched down to the Berrys Bay foreshore but was later subdivided.

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 Regional. 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 I047502 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930718Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2180718

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