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House & Garden Trees

Item details

Name of item: House & Garden Trees
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 1-3 Ashton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Parish: Alexandria
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Waverley
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1-3 Ashton StreetBondi JunctionWaverleyAlexandriaCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

Unusual, asymmetrical, Federation semi-detached, essentially unaltered. Palm trees to No. 3 of note. Prominent in the local streetscape. Local significance.
Date significance updated: 05 Feb 00
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Construction years: 1915-1945
Physical description: Unusual, asymmetrical, Federation style, c.1910. Minor alterations to glazing but otherwise little altered. Original slate roof. Complex form with gables on both street frontages. No. 3 has much the larger frontage to Ashton Street, with decorative roughcast gable above verandah. Simple verandah posts and brackets. Stone piers, foundation and palisade fence. Full height double hung windows of special note. Original door to No. 3. Small front garden to No. 3 "Villa delle Palme". Two tall Canary Island palms to 12m high are symmetrically placed on either side of path. Now tiled with modern quarry tiles, and edged unsympathetically with pine logs. Front garden squares not significant as recently planted with white balsam (?) and ivy. Original garden may simply have been buffalo grass lawn, perhaps with a border edge of small plants or Lantana camara. Original iron palisade fence with matching gate on stone plinth. Trees prominent in streetscape of both Ashton and Birrell Streets. Trees probably planted about 1920.
Current use: House and garden trees
Former use: House and garden trees

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 streetscape/landscape significance
Integrity/Intactness: Substantially intact; altered unsympathetically (part)
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 Study1990L53/0015Perumal Murphy Pty Limited  No

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Name: Local Government
Database number: 2620349

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