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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 2 Telopea Street, Wollstonecraft, NSW 2065
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 Telopea StreetWollstonecraftNorth Sydney  Primary Address
Lavender StreetWollstonecraftNorth Sydney  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

A fine quality large house in the Arts and Crafts idiom which is representative of the period development in the vicinity and which complements other large houses in the street. Fine interior in the style including patterned ceilings and original joinery including staircase. A nicely balanaced and well crafted example of the style.

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: 19 Aug 11
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: Two storey large house of roughcast rendered brick with gabled slate roof, a transverse gable also projecting over the street frontage. Gable ends are half-timbered and other features include a semi-circular arched colonnade to the ground floor, faceted oriel windows with leadlighting and moulded segmental arches over side windows. Front fence matches house. This building was designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor Alteration. Unsympathetic.
Date condition updated:13 Oct 98
Modifications and dates: Masonry alterations have been carried out to the front elevation of the building. PDA - 13/10/98 - *Ground floor windows altered to aluminium sliding doors. *New front door. *Bay windows added to side.
Further information: Exterior modified but interior has good patterned decorative plaster ceilings and Arts and Crafts style staircase.

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]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Associative Local. Representative Local.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative locally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: _
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 I111702 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930951Tony 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: 2180951


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