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House

Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 39 Balls Head Road, Waverton, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
39 Balls Head RoadWavertonNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A fine and intact example of a single storey Federation Queen Anne style residence, notable for its elaborate timber verandah details and a tight adherance to the style. Typical of the period and the type of development characteristic of the vicinity. Interior and landscpae setting are also of significance.

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: 12 Jun 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: Single storey, face brick house on sandstone base with hipped and double gabled slate roof with terracotta cappings and a cross ridge with louvred gablets. Roughcast rendered chimneys. Projecting bay to the sides with a wrap around, slate roof verandah supported on square timber posts with brick piers and brick and timber balustrade. Timber shingle skillion extension to rear. Timber casement and double hung sash windows.
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Projecting gable end is half-timbered and roughcast rendered, and sits over a faceted bay window. Verandah is carried on squared pairs of timber posts with curved quadrant brackets, and short sections of frieze work between the pairs. The house is set on a sloping site located well below street level with a timber picket fence. This building was designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good/High
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Modifications and dates: Rear extension
New fence
New paths
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]
Potential
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
High local significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
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
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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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I103702 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930927Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

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: 2180927


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