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Monterey, residential apartments

Item details

Name of item: Monterey, residential apartments
Other name/s: Residential apartments
Type of item: Built
Location: Lat: -33.8379697547 Long: 151.2334542770
Primary address: 1 Avenue Road, Mosman, NSW 2088
Parish: Willoughby
County: Cumberland
Local govt. area: Mosman
Local Aboriginal Land Council: Metropolitan
Property description
Lot/Volume CodeLot/Volume NumberSection NumberPlan/Folio CodePlan/Folio Number
   CP/SP32177
LOT10 SP34299
LOT11 SP34299
LOT12 SP34299
LOT13 SP34299
LOT6 SP34299
LOT7 SP34299
LOT8 SP34299
LOT9 SP34299
All addresses
Street AddressSuburb/townLGAParishCountyType
1 Avenue RoadMosmanMosmanWilloughbyCumberlandPrimary Address

Description

Construction years: 1900-1901
Physical description: Siting and setting:
'Monterey' is a prominent Mosman landmark. Its scale, verticality, style and hillside setting amidst mature palms make a substantial contribution to the character of Mosman Bay. Prominently located on the headland directly above Mosman Wharf, 'Monterey' is an impressive three-storeyed element in the townscape, and probably Sydney's most dramatic example of this stylistic mode (LEP, 2011).

Building:
Its variegated yet harmonious architectural treatment is characteristic of the Queen Anne style, but here the large size of the building and overtones of the American Shingle style add importance (LEP. 2011).

Federation Queen Anne, with American Shingle Style apartment block. The ground floor is faced with sandstone and the two upper storeys are face brick. The building displays many characteristics of the Federation Queen Anne style: a complex asymmetrical hip-and-gable tiled roof, with shingled gables and leadlight glazing.

The three-storeyed verandah ensemble has bays supported on single and paired posts, the lower two storeys with open balusters and the top level with flared shingled aprons topped by baluster-work.

The fenestration comprises bracketted oriels, facetted bays and ranges of multi-paned casements. The wall-hung shingling imparts to the design an American Shingle-style flavour. The terraced garden includes a couple of very tall, shaft-like Washingtonia palms. Several Washingtonias and a Livistona in the neighbouring grounds enframe the house. Below the garden the streetfront sandstone retaining wall has been penetrated by seven arched garage entrances (LEP, 2011).
Physical condition and/or
Archaeological potential:
The whole complex appears to be in excellent condition (LEP, 2011).
Date condition updated:27 Oct 16
Current use: residential apartments
Former use: Aboriginal land

History

Historical notes: Though it is now a block of apartments, 'Monterey' was erected about 1900-1901 as a grand residence for a local surgeon. It was purchased in a derelict state by Mr W Baker, who restored the building for use as a restaurant and private hotel. In more recent times it has been returned to a residential function (LEP, 2011).

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. Residential-
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. Building settlements, towns and cities-National Theme 4
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. Apartment blocks-
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 Developing suburbia-

Recommended management:

Recommendations

Management CategoryDescriptionDate Updated
Statutory InstrumentNominate for State Heritage Register (SHR)02 Nov 16
Statutory InstrumentNominate for State Heritage Register (SHR)02 Nov 16
Statutory InstrumentNominate for State Heritage Register (SHR)02 Nov 16

Procedures /Exemptions

Section of actDescriptionTitleCommentsAction date
57(2)Exemption to allow workHeritage Act - Site Specific Exemptions Building and Garden maintenance


Order Under Section 57(2) to exempt the following activities from Section 57(1):
(a) The maintenance of any building or item on the site where maintenance means the continuous protective care of existing material;
(b) Garden maintenance including cultivation, weed control, the repair and maintenance of existing fences, gates and garden walls, and pruning and tree surgery but not including extensive lopping; and (c)alterations to the interior of the building excluding the demolition, removal or alteration of original materials and features including windows, doors, skirtings, the staircase, decorative plasterwork, fireplaces, stained glass windows and tiling.
Jun 10 1988
57(2)Exemption to allow workStandard Exemptions SCHEDULE OF STANDARD EXEMPTIONS
HERITAGE ACT 1977
Notice of Order Under Section 57 (2) of the Heritage Act 1977

I, the Minister for Planning, pursuant to subsection 57(2) of the Heritage Act 1977, on the recommendation of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, do by this Order:

1. revoke the Schedule of Exemptions to subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act made under subsection 57(2) and published in the Government Gazette on 22 February 2008; and

2. grant standard exemptions from subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977, described in the Schedule attached.

FRANK SARTOR
Minister for Planning
Sydney, 11 July 2008

To view the schedule click on the Standard Exemptions for Works Requiring Heritage Council Approval link below.
Sep 5 2008

PDF Standard exemptions for works requiring Heritage Council approval

Listings

Heritage ListingListing TitleListing NumberGazette DateGazette NumberGazette Page
Heritage Act - State Heritage Register 0036702 Apr 99 271546
Heritage Act - Permanent Conservation Order - former 0036703 May 85 0781927
Local Environmental Plan  07 Aug 92   

Study details

TitleYearNumberAuthorInspected byGuidelines used
Pittwater Road Review2001 Kim Ketelby  Yes

References, internet links & images

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Data source

The information for this entry comes from the following source:
Name: Heritage Office
Database number: 5045032
File number: S90/03325 & HC 32878


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