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Clovelly, Ilfracombe, Torquay, Italianate Houses

Item details

Name of item: Clovelly, Ilfracombe, Torquay, Italianate Houses
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 146-150 Avoca Street, Randwick, NSW 2031
Local govt. area: Randwick
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
146-150 Avoca StreetRandwickRandwick  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This group of houses at 146-150 Avoca Street, Randwick are of local heritage significance for their historical, aesthetic and representative values. They are outstanding group of three grand scale terrace houses demonstrating the Federation Boom Style quality development that occurred at the transition period from Victorian to Federation period in Randwick. The terrace houses are in an excellent state of preservation and feature Italianate architectural elements including elaborate moulding throughout. Of particular note are the asymmetrical facades created by the large elliptical arches on one side and the smaller round arches on the other, repeated on each level of each building. The Dutch gabled pediments depict the name of each building and feature intricate moulding detail in the Corinthian order. The group has an excellent contribution to the streetscape of Avoca Street.
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Description

Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Construction years: 1906-
Physical description: Group of three elaborately decorated two storey Federation period Boom Style terrace houses in the Italianate architectural style. All three terraces are identically designed with some minor detailing variations and set in different colour schemes. The stucco finish terrace houses are asymmetrical in design featuring one large elliptical arched bay and one small round arched bay at both floor levels. The façade walls and spandrels around the moulded arches are decorated with classical order detailing including moulded impost in Corinthian order, moulded key stones, floral mouldings to spandrels and frieze banding, plated pilasters, Italian style masonry balustrade to balconies, Dutch style pediment with scroll detailing to the parapet, and a tall stuccoed chimney with corbelled and dentilated top. The pediment of each terrace house depicts its respective name in embossed lettering. The main façade of the houses feature a faceted bay window with stuccoed masonry mullions also decorated with Corinthian motifs and moulded hoods and timber framed joinery with sidelights and transoms. Verandas feature original tessellated tiles and are accessed via marble steps. The front gardens of these three terrace houses compliment their outstanding architectural detailing through tessellated tiled entry path with marble threshold, rendered and painted dwarf wall with wrought iron fence and posts (with moulding and triangular coping). The landscaped gardens and hedging add to the streetscape presentations of the terrace houses.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
All three terraces are in excellent conditions and appear to have undergone restoration works recently.
Date condition updated:03 Sep 18
Further information: Almost identical to 126-130 Alison Road.
Setback marks the end of the commercial section of the street
Current use: Commercial
Former use: Residential

History

Historical notes: This group of three terrace houses were built c1906 at the middle of Federation period.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The group of terraces at 146-150 Avoca Street, Randwick are of historical significance as evidence of Boom Style quality development that occurred at the transition period from Victorian to Federation period in Randwick.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
Three outstanding examples of the Federation Boom Style with Italianate style architectural elements including elaborate moulding throughout. Of particular note are the asymmetrical facades created by the large elliptical arches on one side and the smaller round arches on the other, repeated on each level of each building. The Dutch gabled pediments depict the name of each building and feature intricate moulding detail in the Corinthian order.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
These three terraces are illustrative of the Federation Boom Style terrace houses featuring elements of the Italianate style architecture in an elaborative manner.
Integrity/Intactness: All three terraces have undergone conservation and are in an excellent state of preservation with only minor alterations to detail (security bars, glazing and concrete roof tiles).
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.

Recommended management:

The building should be retained and conserved. A Heritage Assessment or Heritage Impact Statement should be prepared for the building prior to any major works being undertaken. Archival photographic recording, in accordance with the Heritage Office publication Photographic Recording Of Heritage Items Using Film or Digital Capture, should be undertaken before major changes

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanRandwick Local Environmental Plan 1998 - Sch37026 Jun 98 975007
Local Environmental PlanRandwick LEP 2012i27915 Feb 13   

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: 2310069


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