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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 32 Cranbrook Avenue, Cremorne, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
32 Cranbrook AvenueCremorneNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

See also under 'Cranbrook Avenue Group' NSHS1052. A fine and distinctive example of a two-storey Federation Arts and Crafts style house, contrasting dark face brickwork with vast areas of orange terracotta shingle roof and generally illustrating the creative application of traditional forms in unusual situations. It is enhanced by its proximity to the other fine houses of this section of Cranbrook Avenue.
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See also under 'Cranbrook Avenue Group' NSHS1052. A fine and distinctive Arts and Crafts style house, contrasting dark face brickwork with vast areas of orange terracotta shingle roof and generally illustrating the creative application of traditional forms in unusual situations. It is enhanced by its proximity to the other fine houses of this section of Cranbrook Avenue.

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: 02 Feb 12
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Description

Physical description: The exterior of the residence is dominated by a steeply pitched terracotta shingled roof which is swept low over the entry verandah. The moulded deep-brown bricks, bonnet tiles, iron mongery and white painted woodwork reflect an English influence reminiscent of Edwin Lutyen's house design of Middlefield, Cambridgeshire, England in 1908. The building, which incorporates an upper floor of attic bedrooms, is in excellent state of preservation. Interior room configuration and detailing is intact.

The two storey brick house dominant hipped roof in terracotta shingles with a closed eave and bonnet ridge and hip tiles that sweeps over the front entry porch with a jerkin head roof to the side bay. Projecting front verandah on slender steel columns on brick piers brick with a low brick balustrade. Eight pane double hung sash windows in pairs with arched brick heads.
Rear verandah infilled and modern timber deck.
Small garden to front with side drive with low sandstone walls, terracing and planting.
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The exterior of the residence is dominated by a steeply pitched terracotta shingled roof which is swept low over the entry verandah. The moulded deep-brown bricks, bonnet tiles, iron mongery and white painted woodwork reflect an English influence reminiscent of Edwin Lutyen's house design of Middlefield, Cambridgeshire, England in 1908. The building, which incorporates an upper floor of attic bedrooms, is in excellent state of preservation.This building is designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
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Modifications and dates: Infilled verandah to rear
Rear deck
Further information: A very unusual composition with robust massing and detail
Current use: Residential Private

History

Historical notes: See history 'Cranbrook Avenue Group' NSHS1052

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]
Regional significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare locally and statewide.
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This item is assessed as aesthetically rare statewide.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as socially representative locally.
Integrity/Intactness: 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 I004802 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931057Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB September 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: 2181057


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