'Dalmeny' Wakeford Rd Strathfield. Photo Cathy Jones.

‘Dalmeny’ 18 Wakeford Road Strathfield (Demolished)

By Cathy Jones

‘Dalmeny’ was located at 18 Wakeford Road Strathfield.  The house has been demolished and the site redeveloped.

‘Dalmeny’ was a two storey interwar bungalow style house.  It featured a hipped and gabled terracotta tiled roof, with the imitation half-timbered gable end above a two storey bay featuring faceted bay windows at both levels, the upper having a timber-shingled apron.  Windows are timber-framed double-hung, one upper pair featuring timber shutters.  The house also features an enclosed two storey verandah with timber shingling.  There is a single brick chimney with square openings at the top and a flat cement cap.

The house was built in 1924 by builders Loveridge and Hudson for the owner Colin Hudson (1894-1975) and his wife Leila Hudson MBE (1895-1979).  Colin Hudson was a partner in Loveridge and Hudson and also served as an Alderman (1941-1952) & Mayor (1944-1949) of Strathfield Council.  Hudson Park Strathfield is named after him.