By Cathy Jones
‘Yeronda’ 24 Llandilo Avenue Strathfield was built in 1922, sited prominently on the corner of Llandilo and Kingsland Roads. The house is a finely detailed Interwar Californian Bungalow style house with timber shingled gable ends to each street facade.
The construction of this brick bungalow of more than six rooms was approved in August 1922 for its owner Roy Montgomerie Bull, a clerk. The builders were Messervy Bros, prolific local builders. The estimated value of the construction was £2121, a very expensive house of its time.
Bull (1891-1956) and his wife Clare Douglas Bull (1904-1985) (formerly Wilshire) lived in this house until about 1930 and thereafter leased the premises while retaining ownership until c.1950.
The next owner Phillip Enrico Palmisano, a commission agent, was the owner until at least mid-1960s. Around this time, the tennis court was subdivided from the house, thereby creating a residential lot facing Kingsland Road.
‘Roy Montgomerie and Clara Douglas Bull’, NSW Electoral Rolls, Division of Burwood, Sub-division of Enfield 1943
RE will of ROY MONTGOMERIE BULL, late of 133 (1956, June 22). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), p. 1762. Retrieved September 4, 2020, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article220304856
RE will of CLARE DOUGLAS BULL, late of Wahroonga, formerly of Strathfield (1985, November 1). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001), p. 5746.
Department of the Valuer General NSW – Valuation List – Valuation District of Strathfield
Sands Sydney and Suburban Directory 1924-1933/3
Strathfield Council Building Register Vol.2
Wise’s Post Office Directory 1936