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Item details

Name of item: St Elmo
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 33 King Street, Waverton, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
33 King StreetWavertonNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A good and intact example of a Federation dwelling in the Queen Anne style. The interior room configuration and interior detailing is of significance. It is one of a group of four buildings constructed between 1910 and 1925, facing Brennan Park. No. 33 King Street is an integral component in the group, which is a representative survivor of the early twentieth streetscapes of Waverton. See also King Street Group NSHS1391.

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: 13 Sep 11
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Physical description: Single storey tuck pointed brick house on a sandstone base with a hipped and gabled slate roof with terracotta ridge capping. Roughcast masonry chimneys with brick cappings. Projecting bay to the front with a wrap around, slate roof verandah supported on square timber posts set on sandstone piers with decorated brackets and valance and a timber balustrade. Gable has a faceted bay window with a slate roof hood on timber brackets and half-timbered gable. Timber casement windows with decorative leadlight. Leadlights in bay and in front door replaced. Interior room configuration intact. Joinery present including large timber mantlepiece in Sitting Room. Original cornices. Gas lamp present on front verandah.
Garden to front with single brick garage with hipped slate roof. Low sandstone wall to street with timber fence.
Single storey face brick house with hipped and gabled slate roof. Features include a faceted bay window beneath front gable and roofed with a hipped slate awning, roughcast gable end with triangular timber louvred vent at gable peak, and timber balustrade, decorative timber brackets to front verandah. This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Date condition updated:30 May 11
Modifications and dates: Later 1950s garage to front detracts from front graden setting and streetscape presentation.
Current use: Residential Private


Historical notes: Constructed 1911, and first occupied in 1913.

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]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
High Local significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
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 locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Good/High
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 PlanNorth Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2013I107302 Aug 13   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Heritage Study 601390Tony BrassilC. Kemp March 1994 No
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenRappoport Pty Ltd2011Statement of Heritage Impact (contained within the Statement of Environmental Effects)

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181390

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