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Federation House & Garden

Item details

Name of item: Federation House & Garden
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 6 First Street, Kingswood, NSW 2747
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Penrith
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
6 First StreetKingswoodPenrith CumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

This Federation brick bungalow is unique in Kingswood as an excellent example of a well-built brick house of its era embellished by an extensive suburban garden with mature period trees and brick boundary wall. The house demonstrates the emergence of middle class residences in the local area at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Date significance updated: 22 May 06
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Description

Physical description: The house is a single storey brick Federation Bungalow style house with a gambrel roof with a gable over a projecting bay wing on the front elevation. The front elevation features face brick masonry with roughcast in the gable decorative finial panel. The front door and sidelights have leadlight glazing and the twin double hung windows to the projected bay have a sun hood . There is a pair of well-detailed brick chimneys with rendered capital and cowls. The front and side verandah has a shallow pitched concave roof with stop-chamfered timber posts and brick balustrade and piers and tessellated tile floor. The house is set within a large allotment that has been landscaped and retains a number of mature trees including palms and camphor laurels. The house is set close to the street and, unusually for the area, has a low brick boundary wall with decorative wrought iron panels and cement rendered capitals. The fence retains its original wrought iron gates.
Date condition updated:20 Dec 91
Current use: Private residence

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Accommodation-Activities associated with the provision of accommodation, and particular types of accommodation – does not include architectural styles – use the theme of Creative Endeavour for such activities. Rural villages-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The house demonstrates the emergence of middle class residences in the local area at the beginning of the twentieth century.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The building is an excellent example of a well built brick Federation Bungalow style house embellished by an extensive suburban garden with mature period trees and brick boundary wall.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The house is unique in Kingswood.
Integrity/Intactness: 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 PlanFederation House & GardenK-520 Dec 91 180 
Local Environmental PlanPenrith LEP 201010022 Sep 10   
Heritage studyFederation House & GardenK-501 Apr 87   
Heritage study 226010001 Nov 07   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
 0K-5   No
Penrith Heritage Study Review2005K-5Paul Davies Pty. Ltd.Paul Davies Pty Ltd Yes

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: 2260100


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