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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 13 Edward Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
13 Edward StreetNorth SydneyNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Part of an unusual, large Federation terrace of three houses on a corner site, showing innovative detailing and interesting layout. Important streetscape element with dominant roofscape, dichromatic banded brickwork and arched entries. The interior is also of significance. Fine example of Arts and Crafts style.

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Date significance updated: 21 Feb 12
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Physical description: One of a two storey brick terrace of three houses (2A Mount Street, 11 & 13 Edward Street) with No. 2A Mount Street on a corner site having frontage to both streets. Predominantly gabled roof, with hips in places and with terracotta ridge capping. Features include upper floor verandahs with timber balustrades and elaborate quadrant brackets to posts, ground floor faceted bay windows, a circular accent window to the corner, string courses of contrasting colour bricks, semi-circular arched entries, No's 11 and 13 paired. Matching brick fence with matching terracotta finials to gate posts, and fine wrought iron art nouveau style gates. This building is designed in the Federation Arts and Crafts style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Infilled front verandah. Converted to apartments.
Date condition updated:21 Feb 12
Modifications and dates: Nos. 11 and 13 have the brickwork painted and upper verandahs enclosed.
Further information: 2A Mount Street, 13 Edward Street
Former use: State Themes: Building styles. Urban settlements.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
local significance
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
local significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
local significance
SHR Criteria f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare regionally.
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: _
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 I081102 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931555Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes
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: 2181555

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