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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Formerly The Tony Moore House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 11 Lord Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
11 Lord StreetNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A seminal house of the late 20th century Sydney regional style.

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Designer/Maker: Tony Moore, Architect
Physical description: A very sculptural house greatly affected by its steep, stepped site. It is an unsophisticated design employing cheap bricks, off-saw timber and common roof tiles. It became an incipient part of the Sydney School style (since also called 'Sydney Regional'). This building is designed in the Late twentieth Century Sydney Regional style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Modifications and dates: Garage added.


Historical notes: At the time this house was described as 'Brutalist' (Taylor, an Australian Identity) but the passage of time has revealled that the design, by virtue of characteristics such as its exploitation of a difficult site, the face brickwork and stained off-saw timber, was a seminal example of the 'Sydney School' or late 20th-century Sydney Regional style. Moore's philosophy included the epithet 'Materials should be used as they exist - materials for their own sake'.

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 f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare regionally.
SHR Criteria g)
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
Within a conservation area on an LEPCA 15 - Union Bank and Thomas Streets 02 Aug 13   
Development Control PlanContributory Item 13 Sep 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931337Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonRI Feb 93 Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181337

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