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Item details

Name of item: House
Other name/s: Single Storey Residence
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: Bungalow
Primary address: 99 Concord Road, Concord, NSW 2137
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
99 Concord RoadConcordCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

No. 99 Concord Road is of historical and aesthetic significance. It demonstrates the suburbanisation of the district in the early twentieth century with the Creewood Estate subdivision of 1919. Its suburban allotment created in 1919 remains intact. The attractive and unusual house, probably built c.1921, is a relatively intact Inter-War house displaying Federation Arts and Crafts design influences. The house, together with its front fence, makes a positive contribution to the streetscape and provides a good termination to the Princess Avenue vista.
Date significance updated: 27 Apr 17
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Designer/Maker: Unknown
Builder/Maker: Unknown
Physical description: The house at no. 99 Concord Road is a very good, well balanced Arts and Crafts influenced house. It has a tiled hipped roof with half-gable on the front roof plane, projecting eaves and exposed rafters. A verandah, which is set under the main roof, wraps around the front and side of the house. The external walls, originally face brickwork but now painted, are topped by a deep roughcast render border. The openings have decorative face brick lintols. The front façade has two pairs of casement windows with leadlight. The interesting and unusual verandah has tapered masonry corner piers with slender classical columns, set on the brick balustrade, at the central opening. The house features excellent leadlight and tessellated tiles to the verandah floor. The original front entry steps and bounding walls remain. The original front fence, including Art Deco inspired letter box, remains. A driveway is located on the southern side of the house.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The house is in good condition
Date condition updated:24 Jun 98
Modifications and dates: Security door added. Driveway built over front yard. Front garden concreted. Original face brick walls may have been rendered.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: The land on which no. 123 Patterson Street is located was granted to William McDonald on 10 January1859. An area of land which included the subject site was part of the semi-rural Creewood Estate and was transferred to Maria Ann Hanson on 8 September 1917 (CT Vol. 2786 Fol. 143), possibly following the death of her father, Dr. Albert Hanson. Dr Hanson lived at Creewood with his wife and family. The suburban residential allotment of the subject site was created by the subdivision of the Creewood Estate in 1919 (DP 34203). Creewood remained on the largest allotment. The subject site is located on lot 4 which was transferred to Susan Spencer Fitzgerald, wife of Edward Michael Fitzgerald, inspector, on 18 September 1919. On 20 October 1920, the land was transferred to Maria Pointon, wife of Edward George Pointon, Strathfield builder. Pointon is first listed in Sands Sydney Directory in 1923 indicating that a house on the site may have been constructed c. 1921. The house appears to have remained in the Pointon family until the 1980s.

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)-
4. Settlement-Building settlements, towns and cities Towns, suburbs and villages-Activities associated with creating, planning and managing urban functions, landscapes and lifestyles in towns, suburbs and villages Suburbanisation-

Assessment of significance

SHR Criteria a)
[Historical significance]
No. 99 Concord Road illustrates the break up of the semi-rural Creewood estate into suburban residential allotments and provides evidence of suburban development in the Inter-War years, when the former Municipality of Concord was experiencing a building boom. The house retains its historic allotment created as part of the Creewood Estate residential subdivision.
SHR Criteria c)
[Aesthetic significance]
The house at no. 99 Concord Road is an interesting example of an Inter-War bungalow showing a number of stylistic influences including the Federation Arts and Crafts style. Despite some alterations, the bungalow retains its original scale, form, materials and character and many of its original details. The house together with its front fence is an important streetscape element and provides a good termination to the Princess Avenue vista.
SHR Criteria g)
A good, intact example of a Federation Arts and Crafts style house.
Integrity/Intactness: Good
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:

1. Further research should be undertaken on the history and fabric of the house. In particular, it should be determined if the external walls were predominantly originally face brickwork. 2. The existing scale, form, original materials, original pattern of openings, and original details - including all original timber joinery should be retained and conserved. 3. No new openings should be made in the front façade. 4. Any alterations and additions should be restricted to the rear of the building and site. 5. If, upon investigation, it is determined that original face brickwork has been rendered, this render should be carefully removed in a way which will not damage the surface of the bricks. 6. The front fence, including letter box, should be retained and repaired if necessary. The remaining driveway gate leaf should be restored. If a new front entry gate is desired, it should be characteristic of the period of the house and of the surviving driveway gate. 7. The large concrete area in front of the house should be removed and a front garden, appropriate to the design of the house should be made. 8. Parking structures should be located behind the house.


Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanCanada Bay LEP 2013I10019 Jul 13 38973
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Concord Heritage Study Review1998 Perumal Murphy Wu Pty Ltd  Yes
Concord Road Area: Heritage Inventory Sheet Review2017 Kate Higgins  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
OtherFrank Chapman Licensed surveyor1917DP 34203

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2890053

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