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"Seabreeze" House

Item details

Name of item: "Seabreeze" House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 45 The Drive, Stanwell Park, NSW 2508
Local govt. area: Wollongong City
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
45 The DriveStanwell ParkWollongong City  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

"Seabreeze", the house at 45 The Drive, is of significance for the local area for historical and aesthetic reasons, and as a representative example of fine and aesthetically distinguished residences created in the local area around the turn of the 20th century. The house, presumed one of the oldest surviving in Stanwell Park, presents as having a very high degree of integrity when viewed externally, and makes a very important contribution to the character and identity of Stanwell Park.
Date significance updated: 01 Oct 14
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Construction years: 1907-
Physical description: Single storey residence with aesthetically notable features of the Federation period, important in the local townscape. The house has a hipped corrugated steel roof with vented gablets, a projecting gable on the right hand side, and a front verandah to the projecting bay. It has weatherboard cladding and corrugated iron roofing, with built basement accessed from the lower grounds at the rear of the property. The verandah has timber stop chamfered square posts, with timber valance and balustrade. The projecting bay has a set of three casement windows with flat shingled awning with timber stays, decorated with fine decorative bargeborads with false collar ties and a finial.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
In very good condition 1989
Date condition updated:14 Feb 00
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The property was part of the Stanwell Park Estate Subdivision of 1907 and likely developed not long after that date. No further information is available at this time.

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The item has architectural, townscape and aesthetic value.
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
The item has technological value.
SHR Criteria f)
The item has rarity.
SHR Criteria g)
The item has representative value.
Integrity/Intactness: The item has integrity.
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.

Recommended management:

Retain in use as residence and conserve surviving early features. There is a limited potential for additions which should maintain existing side setbacks and follow the fall of the terrain, to avoid altering the views to the house from The Drive. Any fabric repairs should follow original details in form, material and finish.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental Plan  07 Jan 00 1/200069
Local Environmental PlanSeabreeze612926 Feb 10 2010-76 
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
City of Wollongong Heritage Study1991B6-NMcDonald McPhee Rogers Conacher FullartonBrian McDonald No
Review of heritage items in Wollongong LGA20136129Zoran PopovicZoran Popovic Yes

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2700483

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