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Item details

Name of item: House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 7 Lucas Avenue, Russell Lea, NSW 2046
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
7 Lucas AvenueRussell LeaCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A fine individual example of the Edwardian/bungalow transition.
Date significance updated: 04 Jan 07
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Physical description: An individual bungalow with some outstanding timber decoration and attractive shingled gables. The verandah is flat roofed with impressive solid carved timber posts. Other features include a window with architraves and the original French doors. It has a simple valence and brackets. The original brick and pipe fence has been retained. The pathway is tiled and the front garden has been well planted.
Modifications and dates: The shutters are a later addition as is the security door.
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence


Historical notes: This house first appeared in Sands Directory in 1921 suggesting it was built soon after Claude Pye (1893-1984) married Mabel Laws (1896-1956) in 1919.

This house was the third house in Lucas Avenue and was built for Claude Stanley Pye. All but one of Pye's five children were born in the house . Pye renovated the house in the 1930s. A large room towards the rear was used to host balls during World War II. Marks were worn into the floor where the drummer in the band sat.

The house in 2010 is owned and occupied by Claude Pye's daughter Robyn.

Historic themes

Australian theme (abbrev)New South Wales themeLocal theme
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 c)
[Aesthetic significance]
A fine individual example of the Edwardian/bungalow transition.
SHR Criteria g)
A fine individual example of the Edwardian/bungalow transition.
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 PlanHouse30907 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Drummoyne Heritage Study1988 Perumal Murphy Pty Ltd  Yes
Drummoyne Heritage Study Review1996 Paul Davies & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

TypeAuthorYearTitleInternet Links
Oral History  Advice from Robyn Pye 25 June 2010

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

Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891093

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