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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Hermanalda
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 14 Milson Road, Cremorne Point, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Milson RoadCremorne PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Excellent Federation Queen Anne residence of substantial size, despite loss of original spandrel cladding. It relates well to its site adjacent to Cremorne Reserve and its harbour aspect. One of a number of similarly large and well-designed period houses which, when viewed together, characterise Cremorne Point and showcase their styles. The interior and landscape setting are 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: 02 Jul 12
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Builder/Maker: Adam Hall
Physical description: Two storey brick house on stone foundations with multi gabled terracotta tiled roof. Interior room configuration still evident. Leadlights, oriel windows. Interior staircase removed. Original decorative plaster ceilings and cornices present. Fireplaces, mantle pieces (timber), sliding doors, doors, timber picture rails, skirtings.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne with some Federation Arts and Crafts details.
Date condition updated:18 Jun 12
Modifications and dates: Subdivided into two apartments after WW 1 resulting in demolition of original interior staircase and blocking up of stairwell hallway. A secondary entry was created at the First Floor level and accessed by new stairs. Also construction of an additional Bedroom. Fibre cement clading replaced original timber shingling on principal facade. Aluminium windows to attic are overscaled and unsympathetic.


Historical notes: This lot was purchased by Phyllis Ann Hall, wife of Cremorne builder Joseph Adam Hall, with a mortgage. . Hall was a well-regarded local builder and constructed the dwellings at 16 and 18 Milson Rd immediately adjacent. The property was sold on Sept 12, 1911 to Marrickville widow Elizabeth Lilian Groth and her daughter Eileen Groth as joint tenants. It is likely that the name of house was derived from Elizabeth's late husband Herman H Groth who passed away in 1909.

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)
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: _
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 I011402 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931162Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB September 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenGraham Brooks & Associates2012Statement of Heritage Impact 14 Milson Road, Cremorne Point

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181162

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