C1884

A Country House near Sydney for James R. Fairfax Esqr.

Artist:

Maurice B. Adams

Caerleon 13-15 Ginahgulla Road, Bellevue Hill, designed by the British architect Maurice B.Adams. Caerleon is a historic house in the Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill. It is listed on the Register of the National Estate as well as having a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Country House near Sydney for James R. Fairfax Esqr.

Date:

C1884

Artist:

Maurice B. Adams

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Original engraving
AUTHENTICITY
A Country House near Sydney for James R. Fairfax Esqr. - Antique Print from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Caerleon 13-15 Ginahgulla Road, Bellevue Hill, designed by the British architect Maurice B.Adams.

Caerleon is a historic house in the Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill. It is listed on the Register of the National Estate as well as having a New South Wales heritage listing. It was named after Caerleon, a small town in Wales. Caerleon is a two-storey Queen Anne home built in 1885. Original plans for the house were drawn up by Sydney architect Harry Kent, but they were reworked extensively by Maurice Adams in London. Controversy followed when Kent found that his name was left out altogether when the plans were exhibited in London. Kent nevertheless supervised the construction of the house, which was designed for another member of the Fairfax family, Charles B.Fairfax. The house represents a rich example of Queen Anne elements: red brick walls with stone dressing, terracota shingles, balconies, bay windows, verandahs, leadlight windows and elaborate chimneys.

 

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