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Ocean View

Item details

Name of item: Ocean View
Other name/s: Edwardian style mansion.
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Mansion
Primary address: 370 Alison Road, Coogee, NSW 2034
Local govt. area: Randwick
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Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
370 Alison RoadCoogeeRandwick  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding, individually styled Edwardian mansion, virtually unaltered. One of the best surviving mansions in the Municipality. Historical association with famous circus.
Date significance updated: 05 Sep 18
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Construction years: 1916-
Physical description: Huge Edwardian style mansion. Two storeys. Symmetrical with verandah and balcony wrapping around both sides. Decoration limited. Features of note include bay windows on South East corner, large arched entry to verandah with gablet above (over balcony). Large timber posts with simple brackets and balustrading. Also has brick piers for support. Balcony has flat roof. Single storey central tower, square shaped. Good stone fence.


Historical notes: Phillip Wirth of the famous Wirth’s Circus family built this home in 1916. Before its spacious grounds were reduced by subdivision some circus animals were kept on the property. The well maintained home is still owned by a member of the Wirth family.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanRandwick Local Environmental Plan 1998 - Sch32026 Jun 98 975004
Local Environmental PlanRandwick LEP 2012i3815 Feb 13   

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2310020

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