Weeroni- House

Weeroni- House

This building is quite striking due to its originality, prominent corner site and excellent condition. It was built for A.H.C. Jensen in 1896, and represents aspects of residential development in Adelaide and the relatively late development of East Terrace.

The design recalls earlier Victorian return-verandah villas. It features an elaborated version of enclosed porch-hall extension, and substantial bay windows heavily accented by gabled roofing. The fine stucco-work, especially on the porch with its niche-like window and Ionic pilasters, stands out. It is well built of squared random coursed freestone complemented by elaborate cast-iron enrichment to an ogee-profiled verandah, with gables and roof cresting over the enclosed porch.

A substantial masonry perimeter wall topped by cast-iron railing complements the building at the corner of East Terrace.

Council approved plans for this house by architect F.W. Dancker on July 13, 1896. The two-storey additions at the rear of similar construction and style were approved on September 24, 1923.

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Significance

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Weeroni is a highly significant and prominent element on the Wakefield Road entrance to the city from the east.


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Images of Weeroni- House

  • Weeroni House, 2014
 
Architects
F W Dancker
Builders
Building materials
Iron, Cast iron, Render, Stucco, Stone, Freestone
Architectural styles
3 Federation Period (c. 1890–c. 1915), 3.2 Free Classical
Construction
1896 -  

Additional Works

Two storey sympathetic addition

Description
Construction commenced
8/4/1923
Construction completed
8/4/2020
Architecture and design features
enclosed porch, veranda, Bay window, Ionic
Engineering features
 
Precinct
South East Corner
Council Ward
South
Alternative Addresses
Geo-coordinates
Town Acre
356
Planning Zone or Policy Area
Original owners
A H C Jensen
Original occupant
Later occupant/s
Purposes and use
Dwelling, House
AS2482 classification
16010 - House
Public Access
Private residence
 
NTSA ID
3766
State Heritage ID
13426
ACC Reference No.
DPTI Heritage No.
1671
RNE ID
1671
Certificate of Title No.
CT 5566/712 D1257 A2
NTSA file exists
Yes
Heritage Status
State Heritage listed
State heritage listing
State Heritage listed
Date of State heritage listing
Local heritage listing
Date of Local heritage listing
NTSA listing
NTSA registered
Date of NTSA listing
1984/11/06
Section 23 (4) crtiteria
Risk status
 
Historic Themes
2.3 City Dwellers: Householders, Boarders and Tenants
4.4 Residential Development, Building Types and Living Conditions
4.4.1 Subdivision and Residential Development
 
Australian Curriculum references
Year 5: The Australian Colonies
ACHHK094
 

References

  • ACA, Digest of Proceedings,
  • 13 July 1896, 24 September
  • 1923; South Australian
  • Register, 18 June 1896.

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