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Simcha - house and grounds

Item details

Name of item: Simcha - house and grounds
Other name/s: Franklyn
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 23 Salisbury Road, Rose Bay, NSW 2029
Local govt. area: Woollahra
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
23 Salisbury RoadRose BayWoollahra  Primary Address

Statement of significance:

A good representative example of transitional Federation bungalow showing the character of the developing urban consolidation of Rose Bay in the early 1920's

The site is of moderate historical significance through its ability to describe typical early urban consolidation of the area in the first decades of the 20th century. The building is a good and representative example of a transitional Federation Bungalow showing competent handling of form and detail resulting in an aesthetically pleasing design which is complimented by adjoining development. This building is of high aesthetic significance.
Date significance updated: 22 Jul 05
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Description

Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Physical description: No.23 Salisbury Road (identified in Tanner study for listing as part of a group)
A recently renovated late Federation era bungalow design. The walls are of face brickwork with roughcast gables featuring rendered half timbering. The design also features paired classical column supports on a rock faced sandstone wall. A well resolved hipped and jerkin head roof form covers the building and a flat roof covers the main entry and the side verandah. The windows are characteristic lead light set in timber casement frames. A modern but sympathetic brick and decorative iron fence and gates carry across the front of the property. The building is a good representative example of a late Federation Era bungalow demonstrating the transitional character which emerged in the early years of the twentieth century between the Federation styles and the Bungalow forms which were to become dominant in the Inter war period. The building is a well resolved example indicating the hand of a competent designer and a client with stylistic aspirations.(Representative Local Significance for historical and aesthetic values)
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
Substantially intact
Date condition updated:03 Apr 06
Modifications and dates: -
Further information: Originally Identified as being potentially significant as part of a group of three consecutive houses
Current use: Residential
Former use: Residential

History

Historical notes: The house at 23 Salisbury Road stands land that was originally part of the Cooper Estate and more specifically part of the grounds of Rose Bay Lodge the Cooper residence dating from the 1830's and still extant in Salisbury Road. The subject land was purchased from the Cooper Estate as part of six lots by John Booth Jones, solicitor in 1907, however following bankruptcy the land came into the ownership of William Harrington Palmer in 1909. Palmer sold Lot 4 of Section 6 to Charles Howard Jessop in 1912 and in 1917 the property was transferred into his wife's name. The house "Franklyn" was constructed on the site the following year.

In 1920 Ruby Nable purchased the property and soon after also purchased the adjoining Lot 2. The grounds of 'Franklyn' were extended northward and the remainder of lot 2 sold in 1925.

Lewis Isaacs purchased 'Franklyn' in 1940 and it was sold to Faylew Investment Company in 1958. Peter Fawcett became the owner in 1987 and the current owner is Deborah McIvor

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. Housing - Suburban Expansion-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
23 Salisbury Road is of moderate historical significance through its ability to describe typical early urban consolidation of the area in the first decades of the 20th century, following initial subdivision of the larger estates.
SHR Criteria b)
[Associative significance]
N/A
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A good intact example of a transitional Federation Bungalow showing competent handling of form and detail resulting in an aesthetically pleasing design which is complimented by adjoining development. This building is of high aesthetic significance.
SHR Criteria d)
[Social significance]
N/A
SHR Criteria e)
[Research potential]
N/A
SHR Criteria f)
[Rarity]
N/A
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
This building is a good representative example of the transitional Federation Bungalow Style incorporating classical columns in place of traditional verandah details.
Integrity/Intactness: The building is largely intact.
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:

Schedule of maintenance and repairs to be prepared and implemented. Heritage Colour schemes to be prepared and implemented. Further research into design sources.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanWoollahraLEP 199522 Jul 05 52 
Local Environmental PlanWoollahra LEP 201433523 May 15   
Within a conservation area on an LEPBalfour Road HCALEP 199527 Feb 04 46 
Heritage studyTanner 01 Jan 97   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Rose Bay [Bellevue Hill] Heritage Item Study2002 Noel Bell Ridley Smith and Partners  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
WrittenJohn Sands1918Sands Sydney and Suburban Directory
WrittenLand and Property Information NSW PA 11331 (1899), Vol 1755 Folio 233 (1907), Vol 1788 Folio 129(1907), Vol 2234 Folio 172(1912), Vol 3828 Folio 140(1926).

Note: internet links may be to web pages, documents or images.

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2711569


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