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House & Remnant Federation Garden

Item details

Name of item: House & Remnant Federation Garden
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 225 Old South Head Road, Bondi, NSW 2026
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
225 Old South Head RoadBondiWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Fine, simple timber picket fence complements Federation period house. Remnant garden layout of period c. 1910. Mature Cypress pine on north side, possibly from c.1935-45. Mixed border planting of untrimmed Privet, Hibiscus and two tropical palms (Kentia?) from c. 1970. Contributes fine balanced frame to composition, as seen from Old South Head Road. Garden in only fair condition. Assessment: Most impressive, individually designed Federation house. Features some fine timber detailing. Essentially intact and located on an attractive corner site. Prominent, remnant garden from Federation period. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1890-1945
Physical description: Impressive, early twentieth century house. Asymmetrical design. Two storeys with slate roof. Edichromatic face brick. Gabled front with verandah returning down one side. Return terminates at side gabled projection. Roof to return continuous with main roof. All timber verandah with slats and shingling to upstairs balustrade. Slatted valence below. Timberwork complemented by top-railed fence. Roughcast gables with brick vents. Very good white painted timber windows. Atrractively set next to a public reserve. Well planted garden area, with remnant period features. Known archaeological/landscape features: Fine, simple timber picket fence complements Federation period house. Remnant garden layout of period c. 1910. Mature Cypress pine on north side, possibly from c.1935-45.
Current use: Dwelling house and garden
Former use: Dwelling house and garden

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 cultural significance.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
This item is of aesthetic and streetscape/landscape significance.
SHR Criteria f)
This item is of rarity value.
Integrity/Intactness: Altered sympathetically.
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
 0L69/0218   No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620333

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