Federation Housing Heritage in Strathfield
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Strathfield's Residential landscape


  • Strathfield’s residential landscape is extremely varied, ranging from country-style estates to high-rise apartments.

  • Many styles of architecture have been employed over past decades, with dwellings having been constructed in Victorian, Federation, Interwar period architecture, Californian Bungalow and contemporary periods.
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In the early 1900s, grand mansions were constructed here as the country homes of wealthy merchants, many of which have been recognised for their historic value. Some examples include:
  • 'Bellevue' in Victoria Street and
  • 'Radstoke' in Malvern Crescent, as well as
  • 'Helikon', built in 1893 and designed by Charles Slayter.
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'Bellevue' 8-10 Victoria Street, Strathfield
'Radstoke' 2 Malvern Crescent, Strathfield
Helikon, 33 Roberts Street Strathfield, built in 1893

  • Streets such as Victoria Street, Llandillo Avenue and Kingsland Road predominantly feature older mansions,
  • while Agnes Street, Newton Road and Barker Road are common locations for new homes.

In the last century a number of grand Strathfield homes have become private schools:
  • Brunyarra - Santa Maria Del Monte[28] Late Victorian mansion
  • Lauriston - Santa Maria Del Monte[29] ‘Lauriston’ was built in 1907, designed by architect Alfred Newman
  • Llandilo - Trinity Grammar School[30] - Sir Philip Sydney Jones built “Llandilo House” in 1878
  • Somerset - Trinity Grammar School[31] - a Georgian revival house, was designed in 1923 by architect B J Waterhouse for solicitor James Larcombe

‘Lauriston’ was built in 1907, designed by architect Alfred Newman
‘Lauriston’ was built in 1907, designed by architect Alfred Newman
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Victorian Italianate styled building

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Sir Philip Sydney Jones built “Llandilo House” in 1878

Lauriston, Santa Maria Del Monte
Brunyarra - Santa Maria Del Monte
Llandilo - Trinity Grammar School - more photos

Federation Period c.1895-c.1915

As the 1890s economic depression of the eased by the mid-1890s, expressions of Australian nationalism gathered strength culminating in the proclamation of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 January 1901 (Federation). With more favourable economic conditions, building activity recommenced.
  • Federation style housing is featured in many parts of Strathfield Municipality.
  • Heritage conservation areas such as Redmyre Road and Churchill Avenue are primarily Federation period.

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81 Redmyre Road Strathfield


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Virginia, 81 Redmyre Road Strathfield

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57 Churchill Avenue Strathfield


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88-94 Redmyre Road, Strathfield

Federation Queen Anne Style


The Federation Queen Anne style was the dominant style in Australian residential architecture.
  • This style is asymmetrical with an ensemble of varied roof shapes.
  • These houses are brick with painted timber detailing and elements and typically set within a picturesque garden.
  • These houses feature a verandah with timber posts and ornamental brackets, balustrades and valances.
  • Federation Queen Anne is featured prominently in the Churchill Avenue, Homebush Road and Redmyre Road Heritage Conservation Areas.

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Illemong – Federation Queen Anne style house 20 Carrington Avenue Strathfield

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15 Florence Street Strathfield

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Huntingtower – Federation Queen Anne

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Weymss – 89 Homebush Road Strathfield
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Waratah – Federation Queen Anne style

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55 Merley Road Strathfield

Federation Arts and Crafts Style

The Federation Arts and Crafts is represented in Strathfield, though less frequently than the Queen Anne and Bungalow styles.
  • The roof is a dominant element, featuring gables and/or hips of medium to steep pitch and prominent eaves.
  • These houses have tall, tapering chimneys and bay windows.
  • Pebblecast stucco was commonly used as a exterior wall finish, together with other materials having earthy, natural colours and textures.
  • Gardens are an important element.

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Tuxedo’ 87-89 Albert Road was built c.1889 by Joseph Falk, for Sir Samuel Hordern

‘Inglemere’, Abbotsford Road, Homebush
‘Inglemere’, Abbotsford Road, Homebush

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15-17 Wakeford Road Strathfield

Federation Bungalow Style

There are many examples of Federation Bungalows in the Strathfield Local Government Area. This style appears late in the Federation period and the design represents a transition from the more ornate Queen Anne style into the Interwar period that followed.

  • Bungalows are generally free standing, single storey houses, occasionally with rooms in the roof space, set within informal lawns and gardens.
  • These houses are traditionally constructed in brick with timber floors, roof construction and deep shady verandahs and wide eaves.

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13-15 Kingsland Road Strathfield

"Arnottholme" Albert Road Strathfield
"Arnottholme" Albert Road Strathfield
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Highclere – 86 Albyn Road Strathfield


Grand Federation Style Houses in Strathfield


Camden Lodge" Burlington Rd Homebush
Camden Lodge" Burlington Rd Homebush
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Darenth’, Albyn Road, Strathfield
‘Camden Lodge’, Burlington Road Homebush
‘Darenth’, Albyn Road, Strathfieldsse page Darenth Federation Queen Anne Strathfield
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‘Halsbury’, 12-14 Albyn Road, Strathfield is a large two storey

Federation style house
‘Inglemere’, Abbotsford Road, Homebush
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‘Lauriston’ was built in 1907 for Amy Alfreda Vickery
'Virginia' 81 Redmyre Road Strathfield
'Virginia' 81 Redmyre Road Strathfield
‘Lauriston’, The Boulevarde, Strathfield
‘Virginia’, Redmyre Road, Strathfield



Schedule 2 Heritage Items (Clause 7)

Section 2. Items listed by Local Government and State agencies.
SHI No.
Item Name
Address
Suburb


There are three Federation houses
[71-75 Albert Road]built between 1899-1901 by local builder
John Lyon Gardiner,
who also built many houses in Churchill Aveand Redmyre Road in this period
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Brierbank – Federation Queen Anne style 73 Albert Road Strathfield

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Kintore – Federation Queen Anne style house
71 Albert Road Strathfield

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Brierbank – Federation Queen Anne style
73 Albert Road Strathfield

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Elouera – Federation Queen Anne style
75 Albert Road Strathfield

2430350
Tuxedo - early Arts and Crafts
‘Tuxedo’ [87-89 Albert Road] was built
c.1889 by Joseph Falk, merchant and importer.
87-89 Albert Road Strathfield
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Tuxedo - early Arts and Crafts

2430392
Kareela - Victorian villa
196 Albert Road Strathfield

2430209
Durelli – Federation Bungalow style house
8-10 Albyn Road Strathfield
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8-10 Albyn Road Strathfield

2430227
Highclere – Federation Bungalow style
house
86 Albyn Road Strathfield
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86 Albyn Road Strathfield

2430246
Illemong – Federation Queen Anne style
house
20 Carrington Avenue
Strathfield
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20 Carrington Avenue Strathfield

2430403
Mozart House
57 Churchill Avenue Strathfield
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57 Churchill Avenue Strathfield

2430404
Inglewood – Federation Queen Anne style
house
59 Churchill Avenue Strathfield
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59 Churchill Avenue Strathfield

2430254
Winkurra – Federation house
15 Florence Street Strathfield
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15 Florence Street Strathfield


2430258
Huntingtower – Federation Queen Anne
33-35 Homebush Road Strathfield
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Huntingtower – Federation Queen Anne

2430259
Waratah – Federation Queen Anne style
house
37 Homebush Road Strathfield
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Waratah – Federation Queen Anne style

2430260
Dagworth – Federation Queen style house
39 Homebush Road Strathfield
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Tarry-Hie-Hie – Federation Queen style
house
43-45 Homebush Road Strathfield
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Tarry-Hie-Hie – Federation Queen style

2430263
Eloura – Early Federation house
75 Homebush Road Strathfield
Tree shrouded
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Weymss – Federation Queen Anne style house
89 Homebush Road Strathfield
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89 Homebush Road Strathfield

2430269
Ingleburn – Federation Bungalow
13-15 Kingsland Road
Strathfield
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13-15 Kingsland Road Strathfield

2430371
Roubaix – Federation Arts & Crafts style
house
12 Llandilo Avenue Strathfield
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12 Llandilo Avenue Strathfield

2430373
Radstoke – Federation Arts & Crafts style
house
2 Malvern Crescent Strathfield
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2 Malvern Crescent Strathfield

2430374
Sirona – Federation Queen Anne style
house
55 Merley Road Strathfield
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55 Merley Road Strathfield

2430294
Virginia – Federation Arts & Crafts style
house
81 Redmyre Road Strathfield
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81 Redmyre Road Strathfield

2430348
Knobs and Knockers – Federation Free
style shops
4-6 Rochester Street Homebush
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4-6 Rochester Street Homebush


2430318
Balnagowan
15-17 Wakeford Road Strathfield
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15-17 Wakeford Road Strathfield

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Burrawang
43 Water Street Belfield
Tree shrouded
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Clareville – Federation Weatherboard house
61 Water Street Belfield
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61 Water Street Belfield


(#) Item of State Significance (clause 11)

Schedule 9 - Heritage Items (Clause 4)

Property in Strathfield, or Homebush

Federation period or not stated

  • 16 Abbotsford Road, Homebush - Federation house
  • 33-35 Abbotsford Road, Homebush - Federation houses
  • 53 Abbotsford Road, Homebush - Federation house
  • 55-57 Abbotsford Road, Homebush - Federation house
  • 78-80 Abbotsford Road, Homebush - Hawthorne
  • 113 Albert Road, Strathfield - Corfu - a two storey face brick Federation house
  • 194 Albert Road, Strathfield - Edgebaston Vale
  • 12-14 Albyn Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 17 Albyn Road, Strathfield - Delavan
  • 32-34 Albyn Road, Strathfield - Darenth
  • 55 Albyn Road, Strathfield - Strathalbyn
  • 4 Alviston Street, Strathfield - Tara
  • 20 Arthur Street, Strathfield - House
  • 33-35 Beresford Road, Strathfield - Montesca
  • 36 Beresford Road, Strathfield - Talofa
  • 4-6 Broughton Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 5 Broughton Road, Strathfield - House
  • 36 Broughton Road, Strathfield - Elouera
  • 38 Broughton Road, Strathfield - Munna
  • 41 Broughton Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 67 Broughton Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 82 Burlington Road, Homebush - Meyrick
  • 102 Burlington Road, Homebush - Camden Lodge
  • 104 Burlington Road, Homebush - Billesdon
  • 2 Carrington Avenue, Strathfield - Glen Luna
  • 42 Churchill Avenue, Strathfield – Wychwood


Page 62 of the Strathfield Planning Scheme Ordinance
  • 50 Churchill Avenue, Strathfield - Wynella
  • 54 Churchill Avenue, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 71-73 Churchill Avenue, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 101 Coronation Parade, Strathfield South - Federation house
  • 137 Coronation Parade, Strathfield South - Bungalow
  • 22-26 Cotswold Road, Strathfield - Fairholm
  • 17 Coventry Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 26 Coventry Road, Strathfield - Inveresk
  • 28 Coventry Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 46 Dean Street, Strathfield South - Federation house
  • 8-10 Exeter Road, Homebush West - Morinda
  • 24 Homebush Road, Strathfield - Verani
  • 25 Homebush Road, Strathfield - Carminya
  • 27-29 Homebush Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 55 Homebush Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 61 Homebush Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 91 Homebush Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 93 Homebush Road, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 127 Homebush Road, Strathfield - Brockby House
  • 160 Homebush Road, Strathfield - Federation house


Page 63-64 of the Strathfield Planning Scheme Ordinance 26 1 Hornsey Road, Homebush West - Brooklyn
  • 8-10 Hydebrae Street, Strathfield - Hydebrae
  • 17-19 Kingsland road, Strathfield - House
  • 416-420 Liverpool Road, Strathfield South - Brundah
  • 16 Llandilo Avenue, Strathfield - Arts and Crafts house
  • 54-56 Llandilo Avenue, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 3 Margaret Street, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 16 Margaret Street, Strathfield - Lingwood (formerly Branxton)
  • 19-21 Meredith Street, Homebush - Edensor
  • 23 Meredith Street, Homebush - Federation house
  • 34-36 Meredith Street, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 88-94 Redmyre Road, Strathfield - Woodstock
  • 95 Redmyre Road, Strathfield - Inglethorpe
  • 109 Rochester Street, Strathfield - Del-Norte
  • 11 Station Street, Homebush – Federation House
  • 15 Strathfield Avenue, Strathfield - House
  • 49 The Boulevarde, Strathfield (Lauriston) - Santa Maria Del Monte
  • 59-63 The Boulevarde, Strathfield (Brunyarra) - Santa Maria Del Monte
  • 119 The Boulevarde, Strathfield (Somerset) - House and garden
  • 42 The Crescent, Homebush - Holywood
  • 22 Vernon Street, Strathfield - Federation house
  • 23 Vernon Street, Strathfield - House
  • 8-10 Victoria Street, Strathfield - Winbin also called Bellevuehttp://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_04_2.cfm?itemid=2450154
  • 10 Wakeford Road, Strathfield - Glencona



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