A Tableau of fine Federation Queen Anne homes across Australia


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Outstanding Federation Queen Anne Houses open for Inspection (October 2016) spanning Australia, and compared to a Federation Arts & Crafts home advertised as Queen Anne.
  • Which of these homes has a lift to the dressing room?
Mosman (1910)
Mosman (1910)

Canterbury (1903)
Canterbury (1903)

East Fremantle (1892)
East Fremantle (1892)

Help!
  • One of these homes is advertised as needing renovation,
  • another has approval to split the grounds into three,
  • a third needs heritage work.

1. Mosman (1910):

30-32 Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088
30-32 Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088

30-32 Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088
30-32 Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088


2. Canterbury (1903)

138 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126
138 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126


3. Aldgate House, East Fremantle (1892)

Aldgate House, East Fremantle (1892)
Aldgate House, East Fremantle (1892)


4. Blairgowrie, Epping (1912) Federation Arts and Crafts style

Blairgowrie, Epping (1912)
Blairgowrie, Epping (1912)


1. Mosman (1910):

30-32 Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088

Expressions of interest closing 24/11/2016
30-32 Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088
30-32 Bradleys Head Road, Mosman NSW 2088

Federation Queen Anne Style c1910 family estate of palatial proportions and timeless period appeal. It is positioned within a walk of Clifton Gardens.
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  • Exquisite marble entrance foyer with classic arched hallway
    Exquisite marble entrance foyer with classic arched hallway
    Exquisite marble entrance foyer with classic arched hallway

    Timber flooring, leadlight and bay window
    Timber flooring, leadlight and bay window
  • Palatial proportions with sequence of formal/informal areas
    Palatial proportions with sequence of formal/informal areas
    Palatial proportions with sequence of formal/informal areas
  • Chef's CaesarStone kitchen with stainless steel gas appliances
  • Stately bedrooms, opulent master with Harbour Bridge views
    Stately staircase to upstairs foyer with Art Nouveau leadlight
    Stately staircase to upstairs foyer with Art Nouveau leadlight
  • Home office, internal lift to custom designed dressing room
  • Separate self-contained accommodation/ideal nanny's quarters
  • North/south championship tennis court, extensive storage
    Sun washed courtyard, swimming pool, picturesque gardens
    Sun washed courtyard, swimming pool, picturesque gardens
  • Queen Anne features:
    • Red-brick construction, white-painted casement window treatments, Gothic turrets, picturesque roofing with decorative ridge-lines
    • Gothic coloured glass highlights, extensive leadlight glass decoration with both Art Nouveau and Victorian themes,
    • polished timber floors. with ornate ceilings and Victorian-style cornices.
    • Sale listing

2. Canterbury VIC (1903)

138 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126

Contact Agent
138 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126
138 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126

An original Federation Queen Anne style house. It was built in circa 1903, located in the heart of Canterbury, and surrounded by friendly neighbourhoods.
138 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126
138 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126

138 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126
138 Canterbury Road, Canterbury VIC 3126

  • This double storey double brick mansion has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 toilets.
    Elaborate fireplace with Victorian wall paper
    Elaborate fireplace with Victorian wall paper
    The main bedroom with ensuite is on the ground floor.
  • Jacobean furnishings with elaborate Victorian wall paper
    Jacobean furnishings with elaborate Victorian wall paper
    "On the upstairs, there is suitable space for building a second en-suite for an additional main bedroom, and there is more space upstairs for possible further extension."
  • "A large dining room and family room adjoin the kitchen, which provides potential to renovate it into a large open space kitchen and family room."
    • Queen Anne features:
      Highly decorative timber fretwork, beautiful timber fireplaces, ornate wall-papers and friezes, Art Nouveau leadlighting
    • Sale listing
      Art Nouveau leadlighting and elaborate timber design
      Art Nouveau leadlighting and elaborate timber design

3. East Fremantle (1892)

'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA 6158

AUCTION 12 NOV 2016 10:30AM (Must be sold)
  • Built c1890 as a residence for the Strelitz family.
Aldgate, 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA 6158
Aldgate, 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA 6158

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Aldgate
AUTHOR Town of East Fremantle

PLACE NUMBER 00802

Statement of Significance
High heritage significance at a local level, and having potential State Heritage significance;

11. 1 AESTHETIC VALUE

Aldgate is a fine example of the Federation Queen Anne style, enhanced by hand-painted ceiling murals, friezes and stencils to the interior of the residence.
The long, elevated approach to the residence and the relationship of gardens to the bays windows, with the formal broad stone steps and Italianate balustrading, enhance the aesthetic qualities of the place, although the content of the gardens is of little value. (Criterion 1.1)
The boundary palisade fence contributes to the aesthetic qualities of Preston Point Road. (Criterion 1.3)

11. 2. HISTORIC VALUE

Aldgate is significant as an example of residences built on large river facing lots, in this section of East Fremantle, for the more affluent of East Fremantle's citizens in the 1890s and early 1900s. The place is a reminder of a period when the elevated locations on Preston Point Road, and the immediate surroundings, were desirable residential locations for the more affluent. (Criterion 2.2)
Aldgate had a close association, for a comparatively short period, with Paul Strelitz, who, with his brother Richard, established a trading company and was influential in international trade and diplomacy and local politics in Perth and Fremantle. (Criterion 2.3)

11. 3. SCIENTIFIC VALUE

Given the apparent rarity of the murals and their considerable extent, the interior has scientific value and is a valuable source for further study. Analysis of the colours and materials may also be instructive. (Criterion 3.2) 11. 4. SOCIAL VALUE The residence provides a remnant of a former way of life typical of the social structure of wealthy citizens in Perth suburbs during the 1890s and early 1900s. Aldgate, together with its surviving neighbours, is a reminder of the wealth and matrix of the locale. (Criterion 4.2)

'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA

Aldgate as previously renovated
Aldgate as previously renovated


Ornate decoration at Aldgate
Ornate decoration at Aldgate


DEGREE OF SIGNIFICANCE

12. 1. RARITY

The hand-painted interior treatment, in the form of murals, friezes and stencils, is rare evidence of a decorative feature once widespread in residences of this scale in Western Australia. (Criteria 5.1 & 5.2)

12. 2 REPRESENTATIVENESS

Aldgate is representative of a way of life of residences built on large river facing lots, during the gold boom.

12. 3 CONDITION

Conservation works undertaken in 1994/95 have improved the condition of the residence and it is now generally in good condition. Further protection to walls to stop rising damp will be required in the near future. Surface deterioration of limestone walling will require restoration, and fretted bricks will require replacement in the short to medium term. Generally, levels need lowering and easing away from the building to reveal damp proof courses and underfloor ventilation, especially to the south and east elevations and the southern end of the western elevation. Otherwise, in almost all respects, the residence is in good condition.
The condition of the landscape is poor and, apart from the early plantings of Japanese pepper trees, there is little to suggest that there is any planting surviving from the original concept.

12. 4 INTEGRITY

Alterations to internal spaces and details of the residence are minimal and therefore, the interior of the place retains a high degree of integrity. There is little authentic landscaping, apart from the hard landscape element; the balustraded terrace and part of the front palisade.

12. 5 AUTHENTICITY

The external fabric of the residence is generally intact. New joinery and replacement of interior joinery is evident in some locations. Other minor alterations to the exterior fabric have been undertaken, including conservation work to remove accretions and reveal original fabric. Overall, Aldgate retains a moderate degree of integrity.
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA


House of the week In Fremantle


TO say this 1890s home has a colourful history is an understatement.
It has several stories to tell, including that its gates were shipped from London.


Built by German brothers Paul and Richard Strelitz, who were merchants and shipping agents of Fremantle and Kalgoorlie in the 1890s, this magnificent example of Queen Anne-style architecture has more than a colourful history.
  • Called Aldgate House, the property was named after one of the original walled gates of the City of London. And the set of wrought-iron gates which feature at the front of the property were commissioned, forged and shipped from London in 1880 especially for the home.
  • "Someone offered us $50,000 for the gates. They are highly sought after," owner Brad Miocevich says.
  • "The craftsmanship is incredible – there is no welding or bolting, just sweated and forged joints."
All of the incredibly ornate and decorative ceilings have been well documented, one of them painted to resemble the Strelitzes’ European hometown.
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA

  • The cellar’s ceiling has inscriptions from the stone mason, Donovan, and his apprentice, Johanson, dated August 1, 1892.
When Brad and his wife, Carolyn, bought the eight-room, two-bathroom property it was in a "sorry" state. "Everyone thought we were mad," Brad says.
  • Thirteen years later the house is back to its original and magnificent condition with fresh tuckpointing, fixed floorboards and modern touches for today’s convenience.
  • Sweeping bullnose steps lead to a recycled brick path flanked by rose bushes and topiary hedges which leads to the wraparound veranda, which features lacework, turned posts and tessellated tiles.
The house has views of the ocean and Rottnest Island.
"Apparently Paul and Richard used to sit in the then breakfast room and watch the ships come in with their shipments," Brad says.
All the rooms are huge and most include ornate black or grey marble and tile fireplaces. There are four fireplaces in total.
Both bathrooms have been renovated to suit the era with black and white or red and white tiles, a clawfoot bath and brass fittings and fixtures.
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA

'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA 6158
'Aldgate', 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle WA 6158

  • A country-style kitchen leads to a formal dining and lounge room with ocean views.
  • An informal lounge opens through french doors to the extensive back garden.
    • The block, a sprawling 1800sq m, also includes a double lock-up garage with a workshop – which is in keeping with the home’s architecture – and a pool pavilion.
7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle
7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle
    • Sweeping steps lead to the pavilion, which is completely enclosed. Three sets of bifold doors open to a barbecue area.
Brad and Carolyn both say they are very sad to sell. "We have built on a block in South Perth to be closer to our children’s school," Brad says.
"We love this house and have so many fond memories. We put our all into restoring this beautiful old house, but it is time for a change."

Sale Listing: 7 Aldgate Place, East Fremantle
Features:
    • Queen Anne-style architecture, heritage-listed, eight rooms, two bathrooms, country-style kitchen,
    • high, ornate ceilings, french doors and windows throughout, wraparound veranda, tessellated tiling, original jarrah floorboards,
    • landscaped gardens, double lock-up garage with workshop, pool pavilion with heated pool, toilet and bifold doors, wine cellar, on 1800sq m
PAUL & RICHARD STRELITZ, MERCHANTS in FREMANTLE W.A. & PERTH
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Paul Strelitz had originally landed in Melbourne in 1886 and after various jobs moved to Western Australia in 1894, attracted by the glowing reports of gold discoveries. He was an inaugural East Fremantle Councillor, serving for a year on the first Council after the area was declared a municipality on 2 April 1897.
On 23 August 1904, he was selected for the consulship of Western Australia by the Netherlands Government.

    • Richard Strelitz settled in Victoria in 1892, following a post in a shipping office in Germany. Through his association with a wholesale merchants agency he was transferred to Western Australia six months after his arrival. In 1894, he severed his connection with that firm and commenced in business with his brother in Fremantle. Richard Strelitz was appointed consul for Denmark in 1897, and six years later became Acting-Consul for Sweden. The two brothers established themselves as the firm Strelitz Brothers, Merchants and Shipping Agents of Fremantle and Kalgoorlie.

Among the agencies possessed by the firm, one of the most important was the German-Australian Steamship Company, owners of the direct line of continental sailers who were the pioneers of direct trade between Europe and Western Australia.
    • Strelitz Bros. also held the agency for Alfred Nobel's Hamburg Explosive Company, Ltd and through this had agencies for magazines in the goldfields. They also imported railway material and mining machinery.
    • Ratebooks indicate that Drummond & Strelitz bought vacant Lot 49, 30 Mouat Street in 1896. By 1897, the owners were listed as Strelitz Bros.,whose occupation was noted as merchant, and the description of the property indicated that a warehouse had been built.
    • This is verified by an entry in the Fremantle Minute Books that states that on 5 January 1897, plans were passed for the Strelitz warehouses and offices in Mouat Street. It is thought that Strelitz Building was designed by J. F. Allen, as it is similar in style to a number of his other designs. Allen later designed commercial buildings for the expanding Strelitz business in Hay, Murray and William Streets, Perth.
Strelitz Bros. continued to expand its business, taking advantage of the development of Fremantle as the major trading port for Western Australia's gold boom. Despite their internment as aliens during the 1914-1918 war Paul and Richard Strelitz remained the owner-occupants of the building until 1920, when the building was sold to George Evans. Evans later established the first paint manufacturing business in Western Australia. The building is currently privately owned and used as a residence.
"BIRTH. STRELITZ.—On May 14 1900, at Aldgate, Preston, Point-road, Richmond, (to) the wife of Paul Strelitz, a daughter."
Tessellated tiles line the foyer’s floor and a bronze statue sets the scene of a bygone era.
Tessellated tiles line the foyer’s floor and a bronze statue sets the scene of a bygone era.


Aldgate, Preston, Point-road, Richmond
Aldgate, Preston, Point-road, Richmond



Strelitz buildings
Facade of the Strelitz building
Facade of the Strelitz building


The building is believed to have been designed by architect JF Allen, because it similar to some of his other work. Allen also designed other buildings for the Strelitz brothers, in Hay, Murray and William Streets Perth. Approval for the building was given by the Fremantle Council on 5 January 1897 after a proposal was put to the council by Councillor Forsyth with the support of Councillor Instone. The building has a warehouse at the rear with two floors of office space in front. Tenants in the offices included the architect firm of Cavanagh and Keogh who designed a number of buildings in Fremantle.
Strelitz buildings


And in contrast, in Federation Arts and Crafts style in Epping, NSW but advertised as Federation Queen Anne:

4. Blairgowrie, Epping (1912)

Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121

Auction
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32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121, Image 0

Grand residence on approx 3960 sqm with DA approval for subdivision

With subdivision approval for three lots, ‘Blairgowrie’ is proudly one of Epping's finest residences and largest private landholdings.
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    • Set on approximately 3,960sqm, it presents an exciting opportunity to redevelop (if desired).
Ornate entrance to Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121
Ornate entrance to Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121

This grand heritage property embodies the essence of its spectacular vintage character whilst retaining many period elements that integrate harmoniously with modern enrichments.
Beautiful ornate living area at Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121
Beautiful ornate living area at Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121


    • This beautiful Queen Anne (with Arts and Crafts) style circa 1912 home is held within a secluded setting and a prestigious east side enclave.
    • Beautifully maintained and privately positioned via a stunning circular driveway, this home provides a defined circular arched entrance that leads to striking living and dining rooms.
      Arts and Crafts style exterior of Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121
      Arts and Crafts style exterior of Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121
    • On offer are original open fireplaces and mantels, eleven foot pressed metal ceilings, timber fretwork, extensive use of leadlight windows and doors.
      Ornate timber work and leadlight at Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121
      Ornate timber work and leadlight at Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121
    • A modern country style gourmet gas kitchen which includes an Italian Bertezzoni oven, a butlers' pantry and informal dining.
    • There is a renovated contemporary bathroom with frameless shower,
    • a modern but classic inspired ensuite with plantation shutters,
      Tesselated verandah with sandstone based pillars and overt rafters in Art and Crafts style
      Tesselated verandah with sandstone based pillars and overt rafters in Art and Crafts style
    • a classic tiled wraparound verandah, side timber verandah, plus charming double bedrooms including a commanding master bedroom.
      Beautiful period leadlight and ornate bedroom decoration at Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121
      Beautiful period leadlight and ornate bedroom decoration at Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121
Battle-axe block design, showing original large estate of Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121
Battle-axe block design, showing original large estate of Blairgowrie, 32 Abuklea Road, Epping NSW 2121