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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1 Doohat Avenue, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Doohat AvenueNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An elaborately detailed two storey house in the Federation Filigree style still set in original garden with stone fence.
An elaborately detailed house in a good state of preservation and still set in original garden with stone fence.

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.
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Physical description: A two storey. tuck pointed brick house with blue brick decoration and a hipped, terracotta tile roof which extends over the upper verandah. Eaves have exposed rafters. Two storey timber verandah with square timber posts on low brick piers with sandstone copings. The verandah has an elegant wooden art nouveau detailing to balusters. Faceted bay window to lower verandah with timber casement windows and highlights with decorative art nouveau leadlight. Arched entry door with ornate part glazed door and sidelights. Part glazed French doors opening onto small, timber balconies to the side. Small garden to front and side with stone wall to street with stone piers and timber picket fence.
Pitched roof double carport to side.
A double brick two storey Federation house with a hipped tiled roof which extends over the upper verandah. Eaves have exposed rafters. The verandah has elegant wooden art nouveau detailing to balusters and brackets and the verandah is supported by simple unturned wooden posts. Windows have good art nouveau leadlights. The side elevation has shuttered frence windows opening onto small balconies with balusters matching the front. Pleasant original garden with frangipani and stone pillard fence. Generally in good and intact condition but needing some minor repairs.This building is designed in the Federation Filigree style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Modifications and dates: Carport
Side verandahs
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]
High local significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
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 I079802 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930812Tony 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: 2180812

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