Recently I received a request for information on houses located at 53, 55, 57 Redmyre Road Strathfield. This section of Redmyre Road primarily contains Federation style houses. This section is part of the 1903 King Estate, which extends into Churchill Avenue. Most of the housing was built between 1905 and 1915 and had to conform with a covenant requiring that ‘one main building only on the said land and such building shall be a double fronted….and be built of brick and/stone with roof of slates and/or tiles and shall not cost less than 300 pounds”.
The three houses were all built by prolific local builder John Dodson. For further information, please click on the links for more detailed information on each of the houses.
53 Redmyre Road is called ‘Libertos’ built 1909
55 Redmyre Road is called ‘Mahoatte’ built 1909
57 Redmyre Road is called ‘Craigenvar’ built 1911
Many thanks Cathy for sourcing information regarding these three homes in Redmyre Road. I grew up in No 55. All three houses had an interesting half-moon window at the front entrance which, from inside, was a lovely feature at the end of a wide hall-way. In their hey-day they were remarkably attractive homes, particularly with the assorted federation brick colours and patterns, lead-lights and classic tiles. Our house had a lovely cherry-blossom tree at the front, which guided me through the seasons each year growing up, along with a large bottle-brush tree and a purple azalea bush at the front veranda. Other plants included my father’s prized hydrangeas under the front main-bedroom window. A sweet green wrought-iron front fence has now disappeared and been replaced with a brick fence (late 80’s). Our wide front nature strip was maintained beautifully by my father who was often seen out the front tending to his garden. Always a little sad to go back and see how tired it all looks these days. However, fond memories and feel privileged to have grown up in King’s Estate’s “Mahoatte” built by John Dodson, in our Queen Anne-style home.