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Item details

Name of item: Item
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 12 Waruda Street, Kirribilli, NSW 2061
Local govt. area: North Sydney
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
12 Waruda StreetKirribilliNorth Sydney  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A two-storey Federation style dwelling that makes a strong contribution to the streetscape. The interior and landscape setting are also of significance. See Group Card NSHS0067

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: 08 Aug 13
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Physical description: Two storey brick house with gabled terracotta tiled roof. Gable ends are rough-cast rendered with a central circular motif in relief. Two storey corner verandah is carried on square timber posts, set into square brick piers on the ground floor with timber lattice valence and balustrades. An upper level verandah along the Waruda Avenue frontage is cantilevered on carved timber brackets and has similar timber balustrade and posts. Window and door openings are generally segmental arched, in pairs and are generally sash windows with a four light upper pane and single light lower pane. There is a three facet bay window to the lower verandah. Walls on the upper floor are rough-cast rendered in places.This building is designed in the Federation Queen Anne style.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Modifications and dates: A pair of garages has been created on the ground floor on the Waruda Avenue frontage, whilst much of this two-storey section along this frontage appears to be an addition to the main house.
Further information: 85 - 95 Kirribilli Avenue, 10-16 Waruda Street, Kirribilli
Former use: State Themes: Urban settlements. Building styles.


Historical notes: See Group Card NSHS0067. No. 10 was converted to a boarding house prior to 1932 by the addition of three rooms at street level and three rooms upstairs on the northern side of the house along Waruda Avenue. After 1986 the property was converted back to a single residence. No 12 had been converted to a duplex, but was also converted back to a single residence after 1986. (Information provided by owner of No. 10, 14.7.1994).

Assessment of significance

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 locally.
Integrity/Intactness: Sympathetic
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
Within a conservation area on an LEPKirribilli Conservation areaCA 1113 Sep 13   
Development Control PlanContributory Item 13 Sep 13  Appendix 1
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
North Sydney Heritage Study Review19931869Tony Brassil, Robert Irving, Chris Pratten, Conybeare MorrisonTB 19/3/92 Yes

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2181869

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