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Oakhill

Item details

Name of item: Oakhill
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 40 Larkin Street, Waverton, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
40 Larkin StreetWavertonNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A good example of a single storey Edwardian Queen Anne style house, with picturesque details, garden and boundary wall to the street, in a picturesque location opposite Waverton Park. A fine period residence which exemplifies the type of development common in the vicinity. The elevated site is enhanced by a stone boundary wall and entrance gate which also matches the stonework of the foundation courses of the house.
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A characteristic Queen Anne style house, with picturesque details, in a picturesque location opposite Waverton Park. A fine period residence which exemplifies the type of development common in the vicinity. The elevated site is enhanced by a stone boundary wall and entrance gate which also matches the stonework of the foundation courses of the house.

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Description

Physical description: Single storey, brick house with hipped slate roof and roughcast rendered chimneys with brick capping set on rockface sandstone base. Projecting gable to front with bay window and side verandah with slate roofed turret to corner. Gable ends are roughcast render with timber shingle to the apex. Timber casement windows with leadlight fanlights.
Raised garden to the front with high sandstone wall to the street topped with a timber palisade fence with an ornate entry arch and timber gate.
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Single storey face brick house with hipped roof of slate, double-fronted with projecting gabled window bay and adjacent verandah bay with octagonal turret roof of timber shingles over the corner. Gable ends are roughcast rendered with horizontal timber boards. Brick balustrade to verandah has rusticated sandstone coping and roof is carried on elaborately carved timber posts. Rusticated sandstone foundation courses include extension around projecting front entrance stair.This building was designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Intact/Good
Modifications and dates: Windows replaced
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]
High 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 I107502 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930928Tony 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: 2180928


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