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Eventide

Item details

Name of item: Eventide
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 63 Milson Road, Cremorne Point, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
63 Milson RoadCremorne PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An imposing and well detailed internally and externally, residential example of the Federation style applied in this instance with much vigour, resulting in a building of considerable architectural presence in an elevated landscape setting which is well related to it's neighbour Mobarik.

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: 15 Mar 19
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Description

Designer/Maker: Morrow and Gordon
Physical description: Large one storey asymmetrical Federation residence containing an attic room plus extensive rusticated sandstone basement area with arched openings. Features a number of interesting architectural features including bulls-eye windows, stuccoed sill scrollwork, art nouveau leadlight glazing, tall chimneys, expressed brickwork patterns, unglazed patterned tile paving, decorative iron work, turned verandah posts and front fence plus shingled gables and shaped fascias. The elevations are distinguished by two-tone face brickwork applied to window and door surrounds, verandah balustrade, emphasising corners and chimney modelling. The side entry is approached by an impressive brick and carved stone stairway with decorative ironwork matching the design of the front iron fence. The rear boundary of the site features a well resolved centrally placed archway. The front door entry retains original leadlights with stained glass in a waratah motif. This building is designed in the Federation Bungalow style. The interior retains a legible room configuration. Original decorative features include but are not limited to: Decorative plaster ceilings and mouldings, timber floors, timber skirting boards, staircase, marble mantle pieces, cast iron fireplaces with original tilework and leadlights.
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Large one storey asymmetrical Federation residence containing an attic room plus extensive rusticated sandstone basement area with arched openings. Features a number of interesting architectural features including bulls-eye windows, stuccoed sill scrollwork, art nouveau leadlight glazing, tall chimneys, unglazed patterned tile paving, decorative iron work, and front fence plus shingled gables and shaped fascias. The elevations are distinguished by two-tone face brickwork applied to window and door surrounds, verandah balustrade, emphasising corners and chimney modelling. The side entry is approached by an impressive brick and carved stone stairway with decorative ironwork matching the design of the front iron fence. The rear boundary of the site features a well resolved centrally placed archway.This building is designed in the Federation Bungalow style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Highly maintained.
Modifications and dates: The house has been enlarged and restored with a staircase and rooms, including a bathroom in the roof space which was originally reached by a spiral staircase. The original attic space has been adapted for habitable rooms. The dormer lookout balcony has been replaced with a large First Level gabled roof form that is over-scaled and unsympathetic containing three new bedrooms, bathrooms and a balcony. The original verandah had iron scrollwork similar to the front fence. The hood over the front windows was an addition.
Further information: 59, 61, 63, 67 Milson Road, Cremorne
Current use: Residential private

History

Historical notes: Eventide was designed by Morrow and Gordon and built in 1912 for Alfred Ernest Hudson. The chimneys now removed were magnificent and the marble mantlepieces and doorsteps gave distinction to the house. The stone staircase and other stonework was the work of Joseph Booth who worked on St Mary's Cathedral and many years for the City Council.

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 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 regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: Sympathetic
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 PlanNorth Sydney LEP 2013I012002 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEPCA06 - Cremorne Point 02 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931157Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB September 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenKatrina Passer2019Heritage Impact Statement February 2019 'Eventide'

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181157


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