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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Duplex
Primary address: 17 King George Street, Lavender Bay - McMahons Point, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
17 King George StreetLavender Bay - McMahons PointNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Interesting federation period semi-detached houses with strong stylistic character combined with picturesque ashlar retaining wall to the street. The stone wall is a dominant streetscape element which echoes a similar feature in nearby Bayview Street.

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Description

Physical description: One of a single storey brick pair of houses (nos. 15 & 17 King George Street) under a hipped and gabled terracotta tile roof. Eyelid dormer windows have timber shingled side walls. Verandahs are carried on turned timber posts set on piers on the brick balustrades, which where original, have elegant Art Nouveau style curves between piers. Each house sits above a well-formed random-coursed rusticated ashlar retaining wall, each having a semi-circular arched pedestrian entrance to an internal stair. This building is designed in the Federation Bungalow style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor Alteration
Modifications and dates: The whole verandah to No. 17 is modified by a new brick balustrade, entirely unembellished.
Current use: Residential
Former use: State Themes: Building styles. Urban settlements.

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)
[Representativeness]
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: Unsympathetic
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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan I032802 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931656Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB May 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181656


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