sandland family houses - Victorian Heritage Database

sandland family houses - Victorian Heritage Database

Victorian Heritage Database Report Report generated 29/11/17 SANDLAND FAMILY HOUSES 40 Cooper Street 42 Cooper Street Location 36 COOPER STREET AN...

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Victorian Heritage Database Report Report generated 29/11/17

SANDLAND FAMILY HOUSES

40 Cooper Street

42 Cooper Street

Location 36 COOPER STREET AND 40 COOPER STREET, PRESTON

Municipality DAREBIN CITY

Level of significance Included in Heritage Overlay

Heritage Overlay Numbers HO208

Heritage Listing Darebin City

Statement of Significance Last updated on What is significant? The houses, constructed for the Sandland family, and the associated front fences and mature gardens at 36 and 40 Cooper Street, Preston are significant.

The house at 36 Cooper Street is a rendered brick Inter-war villa with a hipped roof clad in terracotta tiles. Two projecting bays flank a central porch. The bay to the right has a curved wall at the corner of the building, with a hood above its window. The upper walls of the house are rendered brick and the bases of the walls are face brick. The windows of the house are steel frame, with one on the corner, contributing to the Moderne character of the dwelling. The front boundary fence is complementary and has a brick base, rendered brick pillars and wrought iron railings between each pillar. The house at 40 Cooper Street is a rendered brick Inter-war villa with a hipped roof clad in terracotta tiles. A smaller hipped roof projects forward at centre forming a porch, with Roman Doric columns. The front door of the house is accessed from this porch, and to the right of the front door is a projecting curved bay with diamondshaped glazing in its sashes. The windows flanking the verandah are Chicago-style timber frame double-hung sash windows. There are solider courses of clinker brick above the heads of these windows. A low brick fence extends along the street boundary, which is contemporaneous with the house, and it has a combination of face brick and rendered surfaces. The house is set in a mature garden with typical inter-war plantings including Bhutan Cypress (Cupressus torulosa) in the rear yard, a Cedar, an Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) near the front fence, and a Canary Island Palm (Phoenix canariensis). Later alterations and/or additions ro the houses are not significant. How is it significant? The houses, gardens and front fences at 36 and 40 Cooper Street, Preston are of local historic, architectural and aesthetic significance to Darebin City. Why is it significant? Historically, the houses at 36 and 40 Cooper Street are significant as evidence of the development of small farms in Preston and Reservoir just prior to the suburban development of the area. They are important for their associations with the locally important Sandland family. The significance of the houses is enhanced as a result of their rarity values as among the few surviving houses associated with farms, and as rare examples of substantial inter-war houses in Preston. (AHC criteria A.4, D.2, H.1) The houses at 36 and 40 Cooper Street are architecturally significant as fine and well-detailed examples of interwar residential architecture. The house at No.40 is a fine and well-detailed example of the bungalow style, while the house at No.36 is one of the best examples of the Moderne style in Preston and is complemented by the front fence. The aesthetic qualities of the house at No.40 are enhanced by the mature garden plantings and the complementary front fence. (AHC criteria E.1, F.1)

Heritage Study/Consultant

Darebin - Darebin Heritage Study, Context P/L, 2011;

Construction dates

1930,

Heritage Act Categories

Heritage place,

Other Names

Premier Poultry Farm, Sandland Poultry Farm,

Hermes Number

26616

Property Number

Physical Description 1 The house at 40 Cooper Street is a rendered brick Inter-war villa with a hipped roof clad in terracotta tiles. A smaller hipped roof projects forward at centre forming a porch, with Roman Doric columns. The front door of the house is accessed from this porch, and to the right of the front door is a projecting curved bay with diamondshaped glazing in its sashes. The windows flanking the verandah are Chicago-style timber frame double-hung

sash windows. There are solider courses of clinker brick above the heads of these windows. A low brick fence extends along the street boundary, which is contemporaneous, with the house, and it has a combination of face brick and rendered surfaces. The house is set in a mature garden with typical inter-war plantings including Bhutan Cypress (Cupressus torulosa) in the rear yard, an Italian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) near the front fence, and a Canary Island Palm. The house at 36 Cooper Street is a rendered brick Inter-war villa with a hipped roof clad in terracotta tiles. Two projecting bays flank a central porch. The bay to the right has a curved wall at the corner of the building, with a hood above its window. The upper walls of the house are rendered brick and the bases of the walls are face brick. The windows of the house are steel frame, with one on the corner, contributing to the Moderne character of the dwelling. The house's original boundary fence is extant. It has a brick base, rendered brick pillars and wrought iron railings between each pillar. This place/object may be included in the Victorian Heritage Register pursuant to the Heritage Act 1995. Check the Victorian Heritage Database, selecting 'Heritage Victoria' as the place data owner. For further details about Heritage Overlay places, contact the relevant local council or go to Planning Schemes Onlinehttp://planningschemes.dpcd.vic.gov.au/