Mandalay | NSW Environment & Heritage

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Item details

Name of item: Mandalay
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Villa
Primary address: 1 Ocean Street, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Ocean StreetBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Martins AvenueBondiWaverley  Alternate Address

Statement of significance:

Good local example of a Late Victorian villa in the Italianate style. Particularly noteworthy for its elevated corner location and retention of its original curtilage. Some loss of fabric but appears capable of reconstruction. Very few good examples now survive in the Waverley Council area. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 31 Oct 99
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Construction years: 1890-1890
Physical description: Impressive Victorian villa on elevated corner site. Italianate style. Appears to be undergoing reconstruction (1990) with past enclosures removed. L-shaped plan with balcony/verandah extending around to Martins Avenue frontage. Bay to front projection with "Juliet" balcony above. Most original balcony and verandah detail lost. Parapet roofline. Outstanding mouldings to bay, side entry and parapet cornices. Side entry has pediment above pilastered columns and entablature. Original stone retaining wall with low, cast iron, cresting.
Current use: Villa
Former use: Villa


Historical notes: First appears in Sands Directory in 1889, known as "Barrona", possibly earlier.

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]
This item is of historical significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of architectural, aesthetic and streetscape significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered unsympathetically; reversible.
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  26 Oct 12   
Local Environmental Plan  06 Dec 96   
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study198922/1 - 0210Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Database number: 2620223

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