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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 22 Lavender Street, Lavender Bay, NSW 2060
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
22 Lavender StreetLavender BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Intact subdivision of the early twentieth century utilising terrace housing and the creation of a private access road. Interesting contrasts between one and two-storey designs. Pleasantly consistent group in the vicinity notable for it's variety of building types. Strong village atmosphere which relates well to churches and parks nearby. See Group Card NSHS0386

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Physical description: One of a terrace of eight two-storey brick houses (nos. 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 Lavender Street) with gabled slate roof, arranged in symmetrical pairs, with a projecting gable end over the party wall of each pair and verandahs to both floors of each house. Gable ends are rough-cast rendered with a single central string course of moulded stucco. Verandah treatments vary between houses and originality in this regard is difficult to discern. Generally, balustrades are of timber with spandrels and ground floor valences of timber shingles. Each house is double-fronted, with a recessed entrance bay and a verandah bay. Some verandahs are cantilevered, others on posts. The building is set on the ridge above the roadway with ground level garages to each house and the front garden extending over the garage roof.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Minor Alteration
Modifications and dates: Verandahs modified and some infilled.
Further information: 1-13, 2-14 Wilona Avenue, North Sydney
Former use: State Themes: Urban settlements. Building styles.


Historical notes: See also Group Card NSHS0386

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 f)
This item is assessed as aesthetically rare locally.
SHR Criteria g)
This item is assessed as historically representative locally. This item is assessed as aesthetically representative regionally. This item is assessed as socially representative regionally.
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 I033902 Aug 13   
Within a conservation area on an LEP     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931679Tony 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: 2181679

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