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Item details

Name of item: Terrace
Type of item: Complex / Group
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 15-17 Watkins Street, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
15-17 Watkins StreetBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address
Anglesea StreetBondiWaverley  Alternate 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. 7-9 and 11-13). 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. The only building in a row of three to retain its original tuckpointed brick unpainted. In this case let down by concrete roof tiles. Single hipped roof, continuing down over verandahs. Exposed rafter eaves. Tall brick chimneys with moulded stucco. Outstanding verandahs and balconies. Wing walls with extensive iron lace decoration. Simple openings with sash windows and high waisted doors. French doors upstairs. Original tesselated tiles and palisade fence.
Current use: Terrace house
Former use: Terrace 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]
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 Study198921/3 - 0281Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Database number: 2620295

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