Roslyn | NSW Environment, Energy and Science

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Item details

Name of item: Roslyn
Other name/s: Victorian Residence.
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 29 Arcadia Street, Coogee, NSW 2034
Local govt. area: Randwick
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
29 Arcadia StreetCoogeeRandwick  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

One of the few grand Victorian residences remaining in Coogee. Of special note for its highly elaborate Boom Style decoration, interior and exterior. Little altered.
Date significance updated: 05 Sep 18
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Construction years: 1886-
Physical description: Magnificent two storey Boom Style mansion. Well maintained. Hardly altered except for concrete roof tiles and minor changes. Faces towards ocean not street. Symmetrical front. Central porch with gabled feature above. Also has projections on each corner at ground level. Timber decoration small gable is outstanding. Also features extensive and elaborate mouldings. Wrought iron (not original?) combined with cast iron lace on porch and steps. Features excellent roof lantern above steep pitched hipped roof. Spoiled by unsympathetic garage in front. Street frontage features four high windows and elaborately moulded eaves brackets. House has fourteen rooms and two verandahs. Stained glass and some etched windows. One of the main features is a circular mezzanine above the entrance hall. The fine edar joinery would have been chosen by the timber merchant who built the house.


Historical notes: Erected about 1886 for Charles Thomas Saxon, a timber merchant. There is some evidence to suggest that architect and surveyor, Ferdinand H. Reuss Jnr., may have drawn the plans. Owner Mr V. A. McCauley subdivided the land in front of Roslyn and eliminated the grand entrance.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanRandwick Local Environmental Plan 1998 - Sch33926 Jun 98 975005
Local Environmental PlanRandwick Local Environmental Plan 2012i4015 Feb 13   

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Database number: 2310038

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