About the project
Heritage 21 undertakes many Land & Environment Court matters that involve disputed heritage significance and sometimes contentious development to heritage buildings or in the vicinity of heritage buildings. Paul Rappoport, CEO of Heritage 21 provides expert witnessing and joint reports with other heritage consultants as required under Court proceedings. In the case of Fernleigh Gardens, proposed neighbouring development in the immediate vicinity of this listed heritage building had to be considered and resolved by the Court.
- Fernleigh Castle
Fernleigh Castle is a historic house in the Sydney suburb of Rose Bay NSW. Completed in the Victorian architectural style.
Fernleigh Castle was built in 1892 on the site of a sandstone cottage built in 1874, and incorporates the original walls of that building. Castle-like in appearance, it is constructed of sandstone and features a square Norman-style tower, smaller towers with their own turrets, and castellated walls. Although it also includes wrought iron balconies similar to homes in Paddington. The house has thirty rooms and a number of stained-glass windows.
What our clients
& partners say:
“It has also been a pleasure working with Paul and your team on this project. To be honest, I had not done heritage projects before and it was only through Paul and your team’s guidance that allowed me to complete this project at a high standard. I am now confident in doing heritage projects like this and I look forward to the next project that we can work on together. Again, thank Paul and Divya patience and professional advice throughout the process. ”
“I just wanted to share the good news that Canterbury-Bankstown Council has decided to withdraw the development control order issued to our client. The report you prepared was pivotal in this decision by the Council. Many thanks to you, Paul and the team for your work on this. ”
Anna Lindeman-JonesSenior Associate - Addisons
“I'd like to thank Paul and Lauren for their dedication, persistence and well thought through support and substantiation of the design merits of our development proposal; it is no easy feat to have a new building approved in a heritage conservation area, and particularly adjacent to heritage items. ”
Tim McLachlanDevelopment Manager
“I consider that we have a well prepared case that has been cogently articulated by Paul and Michael. It is a fraught experience for us, however we do appreciate the input from top professionals such as Paul ”
Richard MannRegistered Architect
“Hi team at Heritage 21 I just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work on Mosman and being so responsive etc. One of our team recommended you and I have been very happy with the service provided. ”
Di JonesPrincipal - Linked Project Management
“We would also like to take a quick moment to thank you all for your contribution to the project and we will update you on any developments as necessary”
Jose SerraoRegistered Architect
“Dear Heritage 21 team, I am please to advise that all the work prepared by your team has satisfied council’s contentions. We definitely know who to come to next time for heritage matters. ”
Andres CaceresLevel 33
“Thank you for all your work preparing this Statement of Heritage. I sat down yesterday and had a good read cover to cover, and felt very appreciative of your level of research and detailed consideration of our requirements.”
“Just wanted to let you know, Council agreed with us in our application to reinstate the front facade! I am so excited. I wanted to thank you for all your help in getting this across the line. ”
“It has been a pleasure to work with you and your team as well!”
“Dear Heritage 21 team - This is an excellent result, thank you for all your work.”
“Sites with heritage values present great opportunities, however often can be easily derailed if clear, concise and timely advice is not provide at the earliest stages of site planning. I have worked with Heritage 21 over numerous projects across Sydney and have found them to be valuable project partners in the development process. ”
Vince HardyUrban Planning Consultant, Cityscapeplanning+projects
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