Winstone | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Winstone
Other name/s: Falcon Lodge
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Block of Flats
Primary address: 182 Falcon Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
182 Falcon StreetNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A very good example of a two storey residential building in the Federation Queen Anne style with a well modelled façade and ornate joinery detailing. The interior room configuration and interior decorative features contribute to the significance of the building. The streetscape garden setting contributes to the significance of teh building and that of the group. Part of a row of four that form an impressive streetscape. See under Falcon Street Flats Group NSHS0977 Properties 182-188 Falcon Street.

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: 26 Jul 13
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Physical description: Two storey, brick flats building with hipped slate roof with terracotta cappings and brick chimneys. Asymmetric façade has rectangular projecting bay with hipped roof with entrance door behind a brick three-centred arch to the verandah. Verandah bay has upper verandah enclosed with central faceted projecting window bay and timber shingled spandrel, carried above the ground floor by elaborate curved timber posts and brackets. Timber framed French doors to ground floor with louvred timber shutters. Two pane double hung sash windows with segmental arched heads.
Garden to front with modern paving and box hedging and aluminium paling fence to street on low brick wall with brick piers with pyramidal cement cappings.

The ground floor of which has the entrance door behind a brick three-centred arch entry to the verandah, the arch having expressed label mould and imposts in brick.

The four front rooms over both levels retain original decorative features. Original Hallway with original staircase and high skirtings and heavy decorative cornices.

Rear service modified and 1990s addition in dark brown brickwork.

This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor alteration/Good
Date condition updated:26 Jul 13
Modifications and dates: Verandah infilled on First Level. Rear addition for additional boarding house rooms constructed 1992. Louvres inserted into First Level bay windows.
Further information: An unusual example of the style elaborate joinery detailing. Part of a row of four detached houses, 182-188 Falcon Street.
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]
Regional significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
SHR Criteria f)
Rare aesthetically locally
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative regionally. 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 I083102 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930978Tony 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: 2180978

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