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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 169 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
169 Blues Point RoadMcMahons PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

An example of a two storey terrace house in the Federation Filigree style.
See also under Blues Point Road Group NSHS0602.

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Physical description: One of a pair of two storey brick terraces (167-169 Blues Point Road), painted brick (formerly tuck pointed) terrace house with a parapet to the street with brick piers and cornice. Two storey verandah with a skillion slate roof set between flanking party walls with timber balustrade. Triple casement windows to the ground floor with fanlights above and modern shutters. Pairs of French doors the first floor with fanlights over. Low painted brick wall to the street with brick corbel detailing.
One of a pair of two storey brick terraces (167-169 Blues Point Road) featuring a parapet with brick piers and corbelling, two storey skillion slate-roofed verandahs supported on timber posts and with timber balustrading. Ground floor features triple casement windows with fanlights above, the first floor featuring pairs of french doors. This building is designed in the Federation Filigree style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Modifications and dates: Brick walls are painted
Doors replaced
Modern verandah detailing
Modern additions to rear
Low brick wall to street
Brick walls are painted.
Further information: 42-52, 60-68, 74, 82-86, 94-114, 118-148, 178-180, 206-208, 33-43, 57-65, 71-89, Rear of 110, 115-135, 139, 163, 167-171 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point
Current use: Offices


Historical notes: See also under Blues Point Road Group NSHS0602

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 signficance
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative regionally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: Good/Moderate
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 I041902 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931484Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

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Data source

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181484

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