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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 104 Carabella Street, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
104 Carabella StreetKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A group of houses with common history, scale, style and materials which are evidence of a township subdivision of the Kirribilli area and contrast with the villa and mansion properties elsewhere on the point. Historic records show that the boundary of the Milson/Ryan grants are evident on the group of houses, and are evidence of their different developmental progress. The group of houses are evidence of the particular nature of Careening Cove gully and the one-time important maritime industrial nature of this waterfront. See Group Listing NSHS0146.

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Date significance updated: 11 Feb 11
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Physical description: One of a set of five continuous two storey houses (100-108 Carabella Street) formed into two symmetrical pairs with one additional bay. Built of brick, with gabled slate roof and iron lace balustrades and valences to the upper verandahs, valences having a timber frieze panel and the lower verandahs are framed by turned timber posts on brick piers. Projecting gables ends are rough-cast stuccoed and half-timbered with a semi-circular central motif. Windows and doors are segmental arched with brick voussoirs and moulded stucco sills. The whole group sits high above the road above a random-coursed rusticated ashlar retaining wall and iron pike and rail fence. This building is designed in the Federation Filigree style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor Alteration
Further information: 29-39, 45-47 Willoughby St, 135-143, 100-108 Carabella Street
Former use: State Themes: Urban Settlements, Building Styles


Historical notes: See Group Listing NSHS0146. A group of houses that is characteristic to the once maritime use of the Careening Cove waterfront, also show the developmental progress of the Milson/Ryan subdivision of the Kirribilli area.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
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 regionally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. 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 I020702 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931578Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB 17/3/92 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2007 Architectus in association with John Oultram Heritage and DesignJohn Oultram Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181578

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