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Item details

Name of item: Terrace
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 7-9 Watkins Street, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
7-9 Watkins StreetBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Good example of a Federation terraced pair, derived from earlier Victorian forms. Retains architectural interest despite loss of integrity, but main value now is for contribution to streetscape as one of a row of three (see forms for Nos. 11-13 and 15-17). Local significance.
Date significance updated: 08 Nov 99
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Construction years: 1890-1915
Physical description: Terraced pair. Transitional, Federation style, probably c. 1905. Good despite painted brick. Hipped, terra cotta tiled roof with side facing gambrels. Moulded chimneys on each side. Main roof continues down over verandahs. Exposed rafter eaves. Outstanding verandahs and balconies, fully reconstructed. Heavily moulded timber posts with extensive iron lace decoration. Simple openings with sash windows and high waisted doors. Original tessellated tiles and palisade fence. Garage and side additions not a concern.
Current use: Terrace
Former use: Terrace


Historical notes: First definite recording in Sands in 1909.

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, group value and streetscape significance.
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact; altered unsympathetically.
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 study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Waverley Heritage Study198921/1 - 0279Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Database number: 2620293

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