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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 2 Tunks Street, Waverton, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 Tunks StreetWavertonNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An example of a single storey Federation Queen Anne house prominent in the local streetscape that has been sympathetically modified, on an elevated corner with extensive views. Indicative of the period and type of development characteristic of the nearby suburb and is evidence of the second wave of development in this subdivision.
A fine, though run-down example of Queen Anne style architecture, on an elevated corner with extensive views. Indicative of the period and type of development characteristic of the nearby suburb and is evidence of the second wave of development in this subdivision.

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Physical description: Single storey brick house on a sandstone base with half gabled hipped roof in terracotta tiles with roughcast rendered chimneys and brick cappings. Wrap around verandah supported on square timber posts with timber quadrant brackets and octagonal brick corner tower with steep terracotta roof.
The house is set above the street with an L shaped garden and a high sandstone wall to the side street topped with a timber palisade fence.
The house has recently been refurbished and extended with new dormers, and extension to the rear, a verandah extension with stone steps to the garden and a double garage set into the stone wall to the side street.
Single storey brick house with half-gabled hipped roof clad with terracotta tiles. The half-gable ends contain louvred ventilators, tall chimneys are roughcast rendered and the house sits on rusticated sandstone foundation courses. Verandahs have been enclosed on the east and south sides. The dominant feature is an octagonal brick corner tower with faceted conical roof, presently clad with ridged metal roofing.This building was designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor Alteration/Good
Modifications and dates: Verandahs have been enclosed on the east and south sides of the house.
Recently refurbished and altered
Current use: Residential Private


Historical notes: Land part of the Sugar Estate Subdivision, first offered for sale in the 1860's.

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]
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/Moderate
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 I108102 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930929Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 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: 2180929

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