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Tor-avon - Federation Bungalow Style House

Item details

Name of item: Tor-avon - Federation Bungalow Style House
Type of item: Built
Group/Collection: Residential buildings (private)
Category: House
Primary address: 41 St Georges Crescent, Drummoyne, NSW 2047
Parish: Concord
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Canada Bay
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
41 St Georges CrescentDrummoyneCanada BayConcordCumberlandPrimary Address

Statement of significance:

A very fine example of the Federation style adopting the double L-plan arrangement. The building appears mostly intact and typifies development along the waterfront.
Date significance updated: 12 Jan 07
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Description

Physical description: A very good Federation house c.1910 which has remained essentially unaltered. It features a complex slate roof with terracotta ridge capping and roughcast chimneys. The house comprises a double L-plan arrangement with verandah on two sides. The bay window on the corner splay is of special note and has a roughcast gablet above. The large bay below the front gable has a slate hood. Both windows feature coloured upper panes with leadlight skylights. The house is of tuckpointed brick in two colours with stone foundations, steps and fence. There is an excellent window hood at the side. The timberwork to the verandah is attractive though not highly decorative.
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The building needs some minor maintenance but otherwise its condition is excellent.
Date condition updated:12 Jan 07
Current use: Residence
Former use: Residence

History

Historical notes: First appears in Sands Directory in 1912.

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 very fine example of the Federation style adopting the double L-plan arrangement. The building appears mostly intact and typifies development along the waterfront.
SHR Criteria g)
[Representativeness]
A very fine example of the Federation style adopting the double L-plan arrangement. The building appears mostly intact and typifies development along the waterfront.
Integrity/Intactness: 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.

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Local Environmental PlanHouse41507 Mar 08 301464
Heritage study     

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Drummoyne Heritage Study Review1996 Paul Davies & Associates  Yes

References, internet links & images

None

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Local Government
Database number: 2891136


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