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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 14 Spofforth Street, Cremorne, NSW 2090
Local govt. area: North Sydney
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Spofforth StreetCremorneNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An interesting Federation bungalow which illustrates the growth of this style out of earlier and contemporary styles. The form is characteristic of the vicinity and representative of the period. 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: 09 Nov 12
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Physical description: Single storey brick house with terracotta tiled gable roof. It features an asymmetric double frontage with projecting gabled bay having an asymmetric gable swept down over a semi-circular window opening a verandah bay with timber posts on short sandstone piers and an eyelid dormer covering a long row of casement windows.Leadlight windows to front façade and exterior doors including decorative front door with fanlight and side panel. The central hallway has been re-configured. Tall timber mantle pieces with Edwardian style cast iron grates. Decorative plaster ceilings and cornices. Original joinery including the original staircase.This building is designed in the Federation Bungalow style. Low front sandstone block wall with timber picket fence above. Curved front entry path.
Modifications and dates: New rear addition 2017. Swimming pool in centre of rear garden demolished 2017 and new pool built on northern boundary Nov 2017. Timber picket fence and curved entry path demolished during construction works in 2017. DA consent to reconstruct to match original.
Current use: Residential private
Former use: Residential private

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 as a Federation bungalow in a garden setting with traditional sandstone front wall and timber picket fence. Interior also of aesthetic 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: _Intact
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 PlanNorth Sydney LEP 2012I007913 Sep 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEPCremorne Conservation AreaCA0313 Sep 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931173Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB September 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181173

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