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Douglas

Item details

Name of item: Douglas
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 14 Phillips Street, Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
14 Phillips StreetNeutral BayNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A good example of a two storey, semi-detached house in the Federation Filigree style with an elaborately detailed verandah. Prominent in the local streetscape. Built at an intersection, one of a pair of two distinguished houses which make a significant contribution to the surrounding area. The interior is also of significance.

Heritage Inventory sheets are often not comprehensive, and should be regarded as a general guide only. Inventory sheets are based on information available, and often do not include information on landscape significance, interiors or the social history of sites and buildings. Inventory sheets are updated by Council as further information becomes available. An inventory sheet with little information may simply indicate that there has been no building work done to the item recently: it does not mean that items are not significant. Further research is always recommended as part of preparation of development proposals for heritage items, and is necessary in preparation of Heritage Impact Assessments and Conversation Management Plans, so that the significance of heritage items can be fully assessed prior to submitting development applications.
Date significance updated: 19 Jul 19
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Description

Builder/Maker: Andrew James Doak
Physical description: One of a pair of large two storey Federation style semi-detached houses (nos. 12 & 14 Phillips Street), semi detached brick house with hipped rood in Marseilles tiles with brick chimneys with decorated cappings. Two storey wrap around timber verandah with turned, timber columns elaborate lattice decoration, timber balustrades and swept timber valances. Projecting bay to front verandah withy gable over with decorated valence at apex.
Small garden to front with timber fence and gates to street.
the interior has not yet been fully assessed.
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One of a pair of large two storeyed Federation style semi-detached houses (nos. 12 & 14 Phillips Street) in brick and Marseilles tile with elaborate lattice decoration to their timber verandahs. This building is designed in the Federation Filigree style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Good
Further information: Unusual level of decoration to the verandah
Current use: Residential
Former use: State Themes: Building styles. Urban settlements.

History

Historical notes: The houses were built in 1904-05 by Andrew James Doak of Winwood who owned a large portion of land in the Neutral Bay area. One of Doak's tenants was May Gibbs (1877-1969) who leased No. 12 and wrote her most important children's books here between 1913 and 1919. The houses copy an earlier pair of houses built nearby at 44 and 46 Aubin Street, for two of Doak's daughters, Miss K and Miss R Doak. The restored fences are similar to the original.

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]
High local significance
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Potential
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
High local significance
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Potential
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
Rare Aesthetically Locally
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 regionally.
Integrity/Intactness: Good/High-_
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 PlanNorth Sydney LEP 2013I068202 Aug 13   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931769Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB October 1992 Yes
North Sydney Heritage Review2002 John Oultram  No

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181769


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