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Eastbourne - terrace house, front fencing

Item details

Name of item: Eastbourne - terrace house, front fencing
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Terrace
Primary address: 92 Cascade Street, Paddington, NSW 2021
Local govt. area: Woollahra
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
92 Cascade StreetPaddingtonWoollahra  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

This group of eight identical terrace houses has high aesthetic significance for the integrity of the group. The buildings have all been refurbished but most of the original features have been retained and restored. The form and scale of the buildings, combined with the size of this Federation terrace group makes them of rare architectural significance in Paddington due to the predominance of Victorian residences. The buildings, which are located immediately in front of a low cliff face, have been modified with two storey additions to the rear, these additions which are sensitively linked to the original buildings, do not detract from the overall aesthetics of the group, particularly when viewed from the footpath. The group of buildings form an important element in Cascade Street and have high significance due to their scale form and unity.
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Physical description: This group comprises eight identical single storey brick terraces which are split up into two sets of four,all with two storey rear additions. The terraces are constructed in red facebrick and all have recently been re-roofed with new slate and lead ridging. The street facade features a front facing gable finished in rough cast render, and this area of the roof has terra-cotta ridge cresting and finials. A simple timber gable screen decorates the gable end and is repeated as a frieze below the bull nosed verandah roof. Brick and render chimneys have wide corbelled tops with terra-cotta pots. The 'Colourbond' corrugated steel verandah roof is supported at each end by a brick wall, rendered above the roofline and decorated with cement urns. The party wall appears through the roofs only where a change of level occurs between units. Paired double hung windows on a corbelled sill are located opposite a timber entry door. Decorative leadlight features in both the door and fanlight. Nearly all of the residences feature round bar grilles to windows and some have grille screens on the doors. A timber picket fence on top of a brick retaining wall continues the uniformity of the terraces. Two storey brick additions have been added to the rear of each dwelling behind small courtyards. A narrow lane at the centre of the group gave acces to rear for sanitary services but is now closed off. Style: Federation External Materials: Face brick walls, slate roofing, galvanised iron bullnosed verandah roofing, timber doors and windows with Federation style timber detailing. Internal Materials: Plastered brick walls, timber floor and roof framing, timber floors (unseen)
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The internal condition is unknown but should be good as the buildings have recently been restored. The external condition is good.
Date condition updated:02 Apr 04
Modifications and dates: The buildings have all had additions at the rear.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: Like much of Paddington this area was developed at great expense in terms of providing a road. Cascade Street received its name from a cascade which was dammed in order to build the road. This group of terraces first appear in the 1907-08 Council ratebooks. The house owner of 88-102 was Mrs B T Spora. The house names did not appear in the rate books until much later. Individual unit names area: 88 Harborn, 90 Onslow, 92 Eastbourne, 94 Westcoker, 96 Egerton,98 Sandringham, 100 Greensborough, 102 Sutton. The properties were restored and redeveloped as a group and sold to individual owners in the 1990s.

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. Emergence of building styles-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Domestic life-Activities associated with creating, maintaining, living in and working around houses and institutions. A place to live-
8. Culture-Developing cultural institutions and ways of life Social institutions-Activities and organisational arrangements for the provision of social activities Cultural and social life-

Recommended management:

These two groups of four single storey terraces have had additions to the rear, but these works are of such sensitive design that they do not detract from the terraces. Alterations to these additions should be considered if they do not adversely effect the form, scale and composition of the buildings on the street frontage. Applications for alterations to the buildings on the street require a Heritage Report, and any proposed work which would adversely effect the internal or external scale, form, or composition shopuld not be considered. Decorative timberwork and rendered details should be retained on all buildings and door and window openings should not be enlarged or filled in.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWoollahraLEP 199510 Mar 95 28 
Local Environmental PlanWoollahra LEP 201424923 May 15   
Within a conservation area on an LEPPaddington HCALEP 199510 Mar 95 28 
Heritage studyWoollahraP-S-1101 May 84   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Woollahra Heritage Study 19971997CASCADE3Graham Brooks and Associates Pty Ltd  No

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Database number: 2710199

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