Main Period: Federation - Interwar
Leadlight apparent at No’s 2, 4, 12, 18 & 26.
Lots in Seaview Street Summer Hill were advertised for private sale in 1908 as part of the Prospect Hall Estate Summer Hill by Stanton & Sons and several Federation era houses were built. Prospect Hall several blocks and is clearly shown on the map but it was demolished some time later and, in its place, several stunning Californian bungalows were built. It is a beautiful tree lined street with some superb examples of Federation houses and Californian bungalows and their beautiful leadlight.
This end of Seaview Street part of the 'Prospect Hall Summer Hill Heritage Conservation Area'. The street 'has aesthetic significance deriving from the 1908 subdivision pattern with little re-subdivision since, and the original building covenants applying to the subdivision, resulting in an aesthetically consistent subdivision of wide streets with grass verges' Draft Comprehensive Inner West DCP 2016, P.337. Arguably, Seaview Street is in a state of preservation not equalled by many other Garden Suburb Estates.
Not only have the houses been largely preserved but so has their beautiful Federation and Interwar leadlight.
No 2 is a wonderful Californian bungalow with leadlight in a small window facing west, in a curved five panel casement curved bay window with large convex squares in the centre. There is also leadlight in the central circles and central panel of the verandah doors double doors and in the verandah in enclosures which repeat the same pattern in as in the bay window. This house is a fantastic example of a late Californian bungalow and leadlight of the period. I believe that there is also considerable leadlight used internally in this house.