This three-storey timber residence was constructed for painter Ernest Kunze and his wife Elizabeth circa 1902 as a rental investment property. By the early twentieth century, Highgate Hill, and particularly Dornoch Terrace, was emerging as a desirable area for the middle class and ‘Cleona’ would have proven a wise investment for the Kunzes. The property continued to be rented out and remained in the ownership of Elizabeth Kunze until her death in 1940 when it was transferred to members of her family.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
for the evidence it provides of the continuing middle class residential development that occurred along the ridge of Dornoch Terrace in the early twentieth century.
NOTE: The purpose of this report is
to provide a general reference source of information
about the main historical and descriptive features that
contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage
place. It is based on available evidence and may be
re-assessed if further information becomes available.
It is NOT an official report and does not in any way
replace the official Heritage Register entry, which
can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner
should undertake a thorough conservation study of the
heritage place before any action is taken which may
affect its significance as a heritage listed place.
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