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Item details

Name of item: St Anne's
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 37 Shellcove Road, Kurraba Point - Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
37 Shellcove RoadKurraba Point - Neutral BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An excellent intact example of B J Waterhouse's early domestic commissions, the house is well related to its site and garage as well as assuming an added importance as it culminates the view down Billong Street.
See also under 'Shellcove Road Group' NSHS1246.
A well integrated group of brick and rough cast stuccoed residences unified by strong roof forms, sympathetic materials and details such as rusticated stone boundary walls and timber work, which form the finest streetscape on Kurraba Point and one of the more noteworthy near the harbour generally.
An excellent intact example of B J Waterhouse's early domestic commissions, the house is well related to its site and garage as well as assuming an added importance as it culminates the view down Billong Street. See also under 'Shellcove Road Group' NSHS1246.

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Designer/Maker: B J Waterhouse
Physical description: The building is an L shaped in plan which is created by the dramatic extension of the gabled slate roof plane down to define an entry courtyard focusing onto the brick-paved entry. Further interest is generated by the angled oriel window, final ridgecapping, gable air vents, window shutters, chimney together with the well related garage and front brick wall. The house is well maintained and is painted in what appears to be its original brown and white colour scheme. A two storey house with all the larger main rooms away from the street overlooking Shell Cove. There have been some internal alterations downstairs. This building is designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style. It maintains access to the harbour foreshore to the south of No 1 Gundimaine Ave.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Further information: 27, 29, 31, 31A, 33, 37, 39, 49 Shellcove Road, Neutral Bay


Historical notes: Built in 1912 to design by B J Waterhouse.

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]
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 I069102 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931251Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181251

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