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Gundamaine

Item details

Name of item: Gundamaine
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 39 Shellcove Road, Kurraba Point - Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
39 Shellcove RoadKurraba Point - Neutral BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An imposing residential design in the Federation style by the architects Spain and Rowe made all the more prominent by occupying an island site. A local landmark within Shellcove Road and on the eastern side of the point generally. See also under 'Shellcove Road Group' NSHS1246.
PDA - An excellent example of a substantial Federation Queen Anne residence with the main elevation addressing the corner of the site. The house is an exceptionally strong visual streetscape element.

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Date significance updated: 25 Oct 01
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Description

Designer/Maker: Spain & Rowe
Physical description: A substantial two storey residence of asymmetrical design with a service wing and outbuildings. The tiled multi-gabled roof is punctuated by bold chimney elements, verandah balustrade and gables are emphasised by detailed timber work while the entry is expressed with a gabled porch containing glazed wall tiles, bulls eye window and chequered marble floor tiles. The entry is flanked by two projecting oriel windows glazed in diagonal leadlight, with upper shingled balcony and angled bay window and verandah to view to the harbour. Art Nouveau leadlight is utilised as highlight glazing throughout. The building is fully restored and generally intact, with some later additions related to conversion to flats. The entrance hall off a marble paved porch contains stained glass window and surrounds with fine Art Nouveau timber door architrave and stair screen.
PDA -Key elements: terracotta tiled roof with numerous offset gabled verges; complex roof form and informal massing; informal fenestration; face brick in rock-faced sandstone base; oriel windows; decorative timber joinery to verandahs; asymmetrically placed verandahs on the first, second and third storeys; timber shingling to the third floor verandahs; timber sashed casement windows; diocleation windows with small coloured panes; paired brick chimneys; oriel windows; timber sashed casement windows with diachromatic double-coursed brick voussoirs; semi-circular balcony to the second floor; set back from the street; sandstone garden wall.
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A substantial two storey residence of asymmetrical design with a service wing and outbuildings. The tiled multi-gabled roof is punctuated by bold chimney elements, verandah balustrade and gables are emphasised by detailed timber work while the entry is expressed with a gabled porch containing glazed wall tiles, bulls eye window and chequered marble floor tiles. The entry is flanked by two projecting oriel windows glazed in diagonal leadlight, with upper shingled balcony and angled bay window and verandah to view to the harbour. Art Nouveau leadlight is utilised as highlight glazing throughout. The building is fully restored and generally intact, with some later additions related to conversion to flats. The entrance hall off a marble paved porch contains stained glass window and surrounds with fine Art Nouveau timber door architrave and stair screen.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.

PDA -Key elements: terracotta tiled roof with numerous offset gabled verges; complex roof form and informal massing; informal fenestration; face brick in rock-faced sandstone base; oriel windows; decorative timber joinery to verandahs; asymmetrically placed verandahs on the first, second and third storeys; timber shingling to the third floor verandahs; timber sashed casement windows; diocleation windows with small coloured panes; paired brick chimneys; oriel windows; timber sashed casement windows with diachromatic double-coursed brick voussoirs; semi-circular balcony to the second floor; set back from the street; sandstone garden wall.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Sympathetic
Date condition updated:25 Oct 01
Modifications and dates: Sympathetically extended and altered in the 1980s and divided into flats. These sympathetic alterations were carried out to plans by conservation architect Hugh Fraser.
Further information: 27, 29, 31, 31A, 33, 37, 39, 49 Shellcove Road, Neutral Bay

History

Historical notes: Built in 1903 to design by Spain & Rowe.

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)
[Representativeness]
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I069202 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931252Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB August 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181252


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