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Item details

Name of item: Lurline
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 43 East Crescent Street, Lavender Bay - McMahons Point, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
43 East Crescent StreetLavender Bay - McMahons PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A simply detailed, composite Victorian and Federation vernacular house, extended from its original cottage form. It is virtually the last house fronting Bayview Street which has not been substantially altered since World War II, and probably rates as one of the more modest of the houses built on this subdivision. It is representative of the development of the vicinity and has aesthetic value for its period character and relationship to the site.

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Physical description: A two storey brick and stone Late Victorian/Federation cottage with hipped gabled corrugated iron clad roof. It features a full-length two-level verandah along its east frontage, with a simple timber balustrade carried on timber posts. The house is barely ornamented but presents as sturdy and comfortable, with good proportions and a plan which addresses both the site and its aspect.This building is designed in the Federation Filigree style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor Alteration
Modifications and dates: North wing added in the 1920s.


Historical notes: Believed to have been built in the 1880s following the subdivision of the Carr Estate at this time. This property was part of the curtilage of 'Brenchley House'. It was built and occupied by the great-grandparents of the current owners, and it has remained continuously owned and occupied by the family throughout. It was converted to four residential flats in the 1970s, has had substantial renovation work carried out in the early 1980s and is currently proposed to be converted back to a single dwelling.

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 g)
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: Sympathetic
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 I032302 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Heritage Study 201408Godden Mackay Pty. Ltd.TB 6/95 No
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: 2181408

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