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Item details

Name of item: Item
Primary address: 32 Boonara Avenue, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
32 Boonara AvenueBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Farrelly's AvenueBondiWaverley  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Outstanding 1930's house of individual design. Combines Classical simplicity with neatly executed detailing. Well placed on its prominent corner site. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 23 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Very good, individually styled 1930's house. Elegant and simple design, beautifully proportioned. All hipped, terra cotta tiled roof. Roof form continues out over verandah across Boonara Avenue frontage. Solid brick piers on corners with slender Classical style columns between. Another of these columns supports pergola to side entry porch. Valance continues up to eaves and around whole house. Much like a Classical entablature on verandah. Good timber balustrade in "criss-cross" pattern. Two different, but attractive elevations, making good use of the corner site. Beautifully maintained garden, without fence at time of original survey. Unsympathetic high fence recently added (1990/91).
Further information: Reasons for listing: Architectural; aesthetic; streetscape.
Current use: Dwelling house
Former use: Dwelling house

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. (none)-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
Outstanding 1930's house of individual design. Combines Classical simplicity with neatly executed detailing. Well placed on its prominent corner site. Local significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact.
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.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Local Environmental Plan  26 Oct 12   
Heritage studyWaverley Heritage Study1989   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study1989 Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Database number: 2620065

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