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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 15 Balfour Street, Wollstonecraft, NSW 2065
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
15 Balfour StreetWollstonecraftNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An accomplished, intact Federation Queen Anne style house which displays a balance of decorative details under a spreading roof form. Illustrative of the transition between Queen Anne and the later Bungalow style and indicative of the period and type of development in the vicinity. Intact front fence in decorative wrought iron. Interior 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: 05 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 residence with double hipped roof with small gabled ventilators at the apex and along ridges. The roof is clad in diagonal asbestos concrete tiles with terracotta ridge capping. There is a roughcast rendered projecting gable end with decorative bargeboards above a faceted bay window. There are three intact chimneys. The verandah is carried on timber posts on sandstone bases with elaborate timber quadrant brackets and valence. Verandah and front pathway has the original tessellated tiles. Side verandah enclosed. The front fence consists of brick piers with rendered cappings, with wrought iron panels between posts.
-This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
Date condition updated:05 Jun 12
Modifications and dates: 1950s rear addition
Current use: Private Residence

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]
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
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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 I108502 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19930995Tony 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: 2180995


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