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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Town House
Primary address: 55 Kurraba Road, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
55 Kurraba RoadNeutral BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

See under 'Kurraba Road Townhouses Group' NSHS1232.
A cohesive group of Federation townhouses which have similar form, materials, setback and general style and which together form the characteristic streetscape of this part of Neutral Bay.
- A Federation brick and tile two-storey dwelling. 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: 08 Jul 13
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Description

Physical description: Two storey brick building with hipped gable roof of terracotta tiles. Features prominent chimney breast decorated with a sandstone plaque surrounded by a classical brick frame. Sandstone window sills, brickwork arches and brick patterning, angled single-storey bay window on Ground Level. Front entrance porch has timber columns, tesselated tiles and a metal roof. There is an oriel window adjacent to the front door. Verandahs have been unsympathetically enclosed.This building is designed in the Federation Filigree style.


The interior and landscape setting are of significance.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
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Modifications and dates: Unsympathetic high front boundary wall. Weatherboard Ground Level addition at rear. Subdivision of rear garden for two properties 55A and 55B Kurraba Rd has resulted in a loss of curtilage and landscape setting.

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 f)
[Rarity]
Local Significance
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative locally. 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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I064102 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931237Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB October 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenKara Simmonds2012Heritage Impact Statement for 55 Kurraba Rd, Neutral Bay

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181237


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