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13/13 Stevens St FREMANTLE

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Skye Hospital

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1890

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 08 Mar 2007

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Sep 2000 Level 2

Level 2

The City of Fremantle has identified this place as being of considerable cultural heritage significance in its own right within the context of Fremantle and its conservation is a priority.

Statement of Significance

House, 13/13 Stevens Street, is a single storey brick and iron house dating from the 1890s. It is a fine example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The place has aesthetic value for its fine design and detailing as well as its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the more affluent building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of a fine residence in the Fremantle area. It has historic and social significance for its former use as the Skye Nursing Home.

Physical Description

House, 13/13 Stevens Street a fine example of a single storey brick, limestone and zincalume residence built in the the Federation Queen Anne style of architecture. The walls are tuck pointed brick, and limestone with brick quoins. The roof is hipped and gabled, and clad in corrugated zincalume. The main gable has vertical timber battens and decorative timber bracket supports attached to the brick wall. There are two substantial rendered corbelled chimneys. The verandah wraps around three sides of the house, with a separate dropped roof supported by square timber posts and a timber balustade.The asymmetrical façade has two protruding front rooms with timber framed sash bay windows. The front door has top and side lights, and leadlight glass. The residence is sited above ground level on sloping ground, and accessed via the curved front steps. A rear garage with roller door has been added.


Stevens Street was originally known as Church Street c1900, the boundary of the old Alma St Church of England Cemetery. It changed to Stephen Street in c1930. In 1962 spelling was changed to Stevens Street, probably to honour Jimmy Stevens, Councillor (1905-1929; 1929-1943).

Originally commissioned by John Middleton Ferres, this place is likely to have been constructed c1920.

The place operated as Skye Nursing Home.

This place was included in the list of heritage places in the City of Fremantle identified by the Fremantle Society (1979/80) - RED -significant for contributing to the unique character of Fremantle.


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
High degree of authenticity with much original fabric remaining.
(These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as good (assessed from streetscape survey only).

Other Keywords

Skye Nursing Home (fmr)
The Fremantle MHI management category for this place was amended and adopted by the decision of Council on 28/09/2011.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence
Other Use HEALTH Office or Administration Bldg

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof METAL Zincalume
Other GLASS Glass
Wall BRICK Pointed Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

23 Sep 2010

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Last Update

03 Mar 2020


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