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Californian Bungalow cottage

Item details

Name of item: Californian Bungalow cottage
Other name/s: Californian Bungalow Style. Cottage (Part of a street precinct)
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Cottage
Primary address: 2 Hamilton Street, Arncliffe, NSW 2205
Parish: St George
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Rockdale
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
2 Hamilton StreetArncliffeRockdaleSt GeorgeCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

The cottage with Federation and Californian bungalow features is historically significant as the first house built on Hamilton street and as part of the development of commuter suburbs in the 1920's in the Rockdale area. This cottage is aesthetically significant as a rare example of a Californian - Federation style bungalow with a symmetrical design in an intact precinct ( with Landsdowne Street ) of similar period houses.
Date significance updated: 01 Sep 10
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Description

Construction years: 1925-
Physical description: A rare example of a Californian Bungalow cottage with transitionary Federation details. The elevation to Hamilton St. is symmetrical with a central projecting bay and a veranda on each side. The roof is complex and unusual for this type of building. The front projecting bay has an arched set of three windows with lead light glazing. The entry is on the left with two steps up to the veranda via steps with tiled risers. The two sets of front windows facing the verandas are triple set casements with leadlight glazing. The veranda roofs are integrated into the main roof and are supported on timber beams and posts with exposed timber rafters. The front gable is a supported on timber brackets and the gable behind is surmounted by a terracotta gargoyle. The walls are face brick with darker brick string courses, sills and window arches.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Dwelling is in good condition.
Date condition updated:28 Jun 10
Modifications and dates: DA-2006/387 Alterations and Additions to Existing Dwelling, New Carport and Fencing
Current use: Dwelling
Former use: Dwelling

History

Historical notes: The land on which this house was built was first auctioned to Thomas Hill Bardwell 5/12/1883. The land was later purchased in 1918 by builder William Lansdowne, and subdivided as the Lansdowne Estate.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages (none)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Village community to commuter suburb-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
The cottage with Federation and Californian bungalow features is historically significant as the first house built on Hamilton street and as part of the development of commuter suburbs in the 1920's in the Rockdale area.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This cottage is aesthetically significant as a rare example of a Californian - Federation style bungalow with a symmetrical design in an intact precinct ( with Landsdowne Street ) of similar period houses.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
Does not meet this criterion.
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
The building is an unusual example of a symmetrical design using both Federation and Californian Bungalow detailing in the Rockdale area.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
The cottage is a representative example of a California Bungalow in an intact streetscape of similar houses.
Integrity/Intactness: The building is substantially intact with original architectural details.
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 PlanRockdale LEP 2011I8205 Dec 11   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 01 161 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rockdale Heritage Inventory Review2010 Louise Thom  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: 2330136


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