Federation architecture refers to the architectural style of Australian homes built around the decades before and after 1900 AD. This site is a backup to Federation-House.wikispaces.com, which closed down in 2018. The new Federation-House.com site links to these blogs, but many old links to the Wikispaces site are unfortunately still present.
Haberfield Federation Housing Pride
Here is a selection of Haberfield Houses which are outstanding examples of their style.
A. Queen Anne Style
5 Tressider Street Haberfield
Style: Extremely original Federation with an abundance of character and charm. Proudly held by the same family for 80 years. An absolute prime example of the era and offers fantastic potential for renovations, extension and making the home your own.
Features: The home features high ornate ceiling, fire place, decorative joinery, leadlight and coloured glass, timber doors leading to front verandah, carpets over original floor boards waiting to be polished.
27 Yasmar Avenue, HABERFIELD, 2045
Style: Original Federation with an abundance of character and charm. Proudly held by the same family for 60 years. An absolute prime example of the era and offers fantastic potential for renovation. A corner location offers two home entrances with plenty of potential for those seeking property for home occupation.
Features: The home features high ornate ceiling, fire place, decorative joinery, leadlight glass and port hole windows, timber doors leading to front verandah, concealed sliding timber doors
37 Dudley Street Haberfield
Sold May 2011 for $2,100,000
Set in a premier tree lined street in prestigious Dobroyd, this landmark Federation home boasts period features highlighted by a stunning façade with a rare lead light glazed gazebo.
B. Bungalow Style
The Bunyas, “one of Sydneys finest Federation properties“
Stanton’s own house The Bunyas (1906 – designed by John Spencer-Stansfield)
The main two-storey home was commissioned by Haberfield pioneer Richard Stanton circa 1900 in the then-modern Arts and Crafts Bungalow style.
“It is the extensive park-like grounds of The Bunyas that really sets the scene for unrivalled seclusion and privacy.
“Historic Bunya pines and other established trees and plants, vines, expansive lawn areas and grassy walks complete this natural haven in the sought-after leafy surrounds of Haberfield.
From the National Trust: The Bunyas is a fine example of an Arts and Crafts Bungalow that, not withstanding the extent of distortion of its form through the addition of the ‘western wing’ is substantially intact in both its external and internal fitments and elements. Its primary significance is, however, its direct association with Richard Stanton, the progenitor of Haberfield, and as the major extant work of its architect, John Spencer-Stansfield. (Greg Patch Date: 6 December 2004)
Milross, 11 Rogers Avenue Haberfield NSW
Sold July 2012 for $3,250,000
One of Haberfield’s most significant landholdings, “Milross” is a stately 1928 residence set on a substantial 1500sqm double block, encompassing a rare north-south championship tennis court.
Retaining immense traditional charm, it’s blessed with grand proportions, traditional details and superb gardens.
The two-storey home accommodates five bedrooms, an office and 2.5 bathrooms, including an enormous whole-floor parents’ retreat with a living area, dressing room and ensuite.
Classic features such as a formal entry foyer, open fire, high ornate ceilings, leadlight windows and timber floors add enormous appeal.