Strathfield Halcyon c.1916

Halcyon c.1916, 110-112 Homebush Road, STRATHFIELD
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A rare example of Federation Arts and Crafts style in Strathfield

Halcyon c.1916, 110-112 Homebush Road, STRATHFIELD NSW 2135

Situated on a commanding corner block is this magnificent 5 bedroom 2 storey Federation residence set in a sought after Golden Mile location on 135 x 125ft or 1568m park like grounds.

Lounge with leadlight windows, original ceiling panels

Spacious formal lounge, elegant family dining room, modern kitchen, 4 bathrooms, sunroom, study, detached fully equipped rumpus room, outdoor entertaining area, in-ground pool, double garage plus additional off street parking for several cars

An early Federation bungalow

Virtual Tours of 110-112 Homebush Road, STRATHFIELD

Thumbnail: Lounge
Thumbnail: Lounge


Thumbnail: Pool
Thumbnail: Pool


Thumbnail: Garden
Thumbnail: Garden


The beautiful leadlight glass of this heritage building

Number 110 Homebush Road is a 1,568sq. metre allotment on the south east corner of Woodward Street.

  • The site was originally developed with a single storey dwelling in 1917 as part of a subdivision of the larger Walden Estate.
  • Walden built in the 1880s is located at 20 Woodward Avenue.
Photo 1. Garry Stanley October 2010

The Federation, Arts and Crafts style dwelling is considered rare in the Strathfield Local Government Area.

  • The architectural style of number 110 is Federation Arts and Crafts, single storey with an attic space in the roof.
  • The form of the building consists of a low angled slate roof with wide eaves,
  • exposed rafters extending over walls defined by strong piers treated with roughcast stucco.
  • The piers frame panels of brickwork and casement windows with leadlight glass.
  • The central bay of the northern elevation features a bay window, and
  • the western elevation a distinctive tapered stuccoed chimney penetrating a small gable roof.
  • The entrance to the dwelling is through a porch on the north western corner, with a pathway from the garden gate on the Homebush Rd. Woodward St. intersection. (Photo 1)

Over the years the original dwelling has been added to and extended;Rear_swimming_pool_110_Homebush.png

  • A single garage off Homebush Road with a sympathetic gable roof form was added probably in the 1970s.
  • An extension to the south, circa 1970s, with a flat roof behind a parapet wall.
  • An in-ground swimming pool on the southern side
  • A filled in verandah to the east to create additional living areas.
  • Various garden works including stepped terrace to the swimming pool on the south side.
  • High brick wall to the Homebush Road elevation.
  • Replacement of the original fence to Woodward Road, with a timber picket fence.

Trojan DA “Whispers” hit Strathfield Council

Property no. 110 Homebush Road, Strathfield is only meters away from Strathfield Council. As per media reports this property was recently sold after being on market for a while. 110 Homebush Road is a heritage listed property and therefore in practical terms very hard to be developed due to planning rules. This is exactly why many people around Strathfield believed it remained on the market for a while. Ultimately it was sold for about $1.9 million.110 Homebush Road is indeed very big piece of land

110 Homebush Road Sold recently
110 Homebush Road Sold recently

and is one of the biggest in comparison to the neighboring properties. It is believed that Danny Lim organised the crowd to attend the above meeting and register their protest. The DA for this property is on Exhibition and can be accessed online from Strathfield Councilwebsite here

The DA Plans for this property specifies that the owner wishes to convert the premises from a residence to a child care centre catering for 30 children. The cost of works has been estimated by the applicant to be $200,000.

But one of the letters that is being circulated around says that ” There are also a large number of competition of other commercially run childcare centres – on Homebush Road (next to South Strathfield Primary School) and also up on Liverpool Road, South Strathfield (near the Bowling Ally) that are both relatively new and understood to be still struggling to gain Children to care for. It ishard to understand the commercial motive of the applicant….It is hard to see how the proposed use is in line with serving greater good…


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