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House

Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 144 Wycombe Road, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
144 Wycombe RoadNeutral BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A very good example of a two storey house in the Federation Arts and Craft style with elaborate modelling and detailing. See under 'Wycombe Road Group' NSHS1255.

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.
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Description

Physical description: An intact and elaborate two storey Federation Arts and Crafts residence, with a slate roof and terracotta ridge capping and finials, continuous timber casement windows to the projecting wings, one of which is projected out on shaped timber brackets and embellished with inlays of art nouveau timber fretwork. The front door is glazed in art nouveau leadlights and defined by a buttressed arched entry porch, paved in tiles, which are further enlivened by the use of contrasting brickwork. Further interest is given to the elevations by an art nouveau bull’s eye window, contrasting terracotta ridge capping and panels of rough cast stucco.
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An intact two storey slate roofed residence integrating the use of continuous timber casement windows to the projecting wings, one of which is projected out on shaped timber brackets and embellished with inlays of art nouveau timber fretwork. The front door is glazed in art nouveau leadlights and defined by a buttressed arched entry porch, paved in tilework which is further enlivened by the use of contrasting brickwork. Further interest is given to the elevations by an art nouveau bull's eye window, contrasting terracotta ridge capping and panels of rough cast stucco.This building is designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
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Further information: A very good and heavily modelled example of the type.
Current 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 b)
[Associative significance]
Potential
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Regional significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Rare Aesthetically Locally
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 locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Good/Good
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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 Plan I076102 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931214Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB October 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181214


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