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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 33 Milson Road, Cremorne Point, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
33 Milson RoadCremorne PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

The house is a substantial and impressively sited Federation residence and a characteristic building in the vicinity. The exterior includes many details typical of Arts and Crafts house. The sandstone terracing at the front of the property is a good surviving example of the domestic landscaping of the period. The interior retains some 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: 21 Feb 12
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Physical description: A Federation era slate roofed house facing west, high on the crest of a hill above Milson Road, with tuckpointed, stretcherbond walls set on a sandstone base arched on the western side. The front elevation is asymmetrical with ground and first floor projecting gabled wings and verandahs supported by square sectioned posts with brick balustrades and sandstone trim. Gable ends have timber shingles.Windows are timber framed, many capped by rows of transom lights and some leadlight. Stepped sandstone wall terracing, part of the landscaping, ascends from the street to the house. Some of the original room configuartion is evident. This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Heavily altered, is now 5 separate dwellings
Date condition updated:24 Oct 11
Modifications and dates: The house was divided into flats circa 1941-43 during which time two separate entrances were constructed. There is modern glazing in the upper wing on the west facade. Garden plantings largely date from the 1970s and 1980s. Garage in front garden.

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 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
Regional Environmental Plan     
Local Environmental Plan I011702 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931152Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB September 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: 2181152

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