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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 168 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
168 Pacific HighwayNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A good example of a two storey terrace house in the Federation Queen Anne style with an ornately detailed and unusual façade. Built as a pair with No. 172, 'Woodstock', it is indicative of local development patterns. Rare survival of type along Pacific Highway.
Good example of style and period in prominent location. With No. 172, 'Woodstock', it is indicative of local development patterns. Rare survival of type along Pacific Highway.

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Physical description: One of a pair of two-storey face brick terraces (nos. 168 & 170 Pacific Highway) with a pitched terracotta tile roof with brick chimneys with rendered cappings. Central gabled balcony to the first floor with turned timber posts and timber balustrade above projecting bay. Part glazed French doors, sidelights and fanlights. Arched porch with stucco impost and keystone mouldings with timber Oriel window above. Two pane double hung sash windows to the bay with stucco mouldings at the head. Paved garden to front with cast iron palisade fence on a sandstone plinth.
One of a pair of two-storey face brick terraces (nos. 168 & 170 Pacific Highway) each with gabled terracotta tiled roof, gabled cantilevered balconies with timber balustrade, and posts, above projecting bay. Rectangular window and door openings feature stucco mouldings. Each house also features ground floor arched entrance porch, oriel window to first floor, and original cast iron palisade fence. This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Further information: One of a pair of semi-detached houses, 168 & 170 Miller Street. An ornately detailed façade for a house of this scale.
Current use: Residential Private

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]
Local significance
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
SHR Criteria f)
Rare Aesthetically Locally
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: Good/High
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 I095402 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930767Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 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: 2180767

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