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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Moama (Inter-War apartments), St Ives
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 26 Cremorne Road, Cremorne Point, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
26 Cremorne RoadCremorne PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Prominent and attractive Queen Anne style residence, in which the Old English stylisation is manifest despite the white paint over the traditional face brick concealing the details. It is a major streetscape item and relates well to its site and aspect. The landscape setting and interior are also of significance. The front boundary wall is of sandstone block addressing Cremorne Rd whilst there is a low brick wall on the Cremorne Lane frontage.

An Inter-War apartment building is located on the soth-west portion of the site which intrudes upon the setting and curtilage of the dwelling. It also has decorative detailing within its interior.

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: 24 May 12
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Construction years: 1909-1911
Physical description: A brick residence of two storeys with multi-gabled slate roof, crenellated bay window, upper rough-cast wall surfaces and glazed tile insert above entry. The verandah is unusual in being part one and part two storey design while the large leadlight window defines the staircase. In original condition except for painted face brickwork.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style. The interior however, has Federation Arts and Crafts style detailing.
The interior room configuration is intact although the dwelling was converted to two separate apartments in teh 1930s.

The dwellings retains its interior decoration including fine joinery, architraves containing decorative art nouveau tiles and exposed brickwork. The fireplaces and mantles are present. Decorative ceilings present. Fanlights to doors with leadlights. The original stairacse was modified when the building was converted to a duplex.

The apartment building at the rear dramatically impinges upon the dwelling's landscape setting and curtilage. It is designed in teh Inter-War Old English style. Its face brickwork has been rendered. There is an additional staircase constructed on teh north elevation to access the car park which now forms the primary entry point to the building.

The apartment building has its primary entrance facing south. The interior of the entranceway includes terrazzo stairs and leadlight windows. The apartments have stained timber wall battens and beamed ceilings in the primary rooms.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good condition. Well maintained.
Date condition updated:03 Dec 13
Modifications and dates: In original condition except for painted face brickwork and minor single storey addition at rear of dwelling. The Inter-War apartment building on teh site was constructed 1927.
Further information: St Ives divided into two apartments.
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential


Historical notes: Originally part of land grant to Sir John Robertson in 1833. The land was then obtained by James Milson in 1853. Milson subdivided the land into 102 lots in about 1889 and it was auctioned off on 13 April 1889. Most of the land remained undeveloped until the 1900s. In 1905 the site was purchased by Lancelot Wallace and development of a building known as 'St Ives', is evident from the Sydney Water survey plans in 1909.
The additional apartment building , 'Moama', is evident on the 1927 Sydney Water survey plan.
Source : Urbis, 2013, Heritage Impact Statement, 26 Cremorne Rd, Cremorne Point.

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 c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Local significance
SHR Criteria f)
Local significance
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: _
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 I009302 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931072Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB September 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenUrbis2013Heritage Impact Statement 26 Cremorne Rd Cremorne Point

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181072

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