‘Lutmis’ was constructed circa 1915 for spinster Annie Saches and may have initially been constructed as a rental investment property. It was built in the later stages of Highgate Hill’s residental development and presents some unique and ornate Victorian detailing in its architecture. It is one of several late nineteenth and early twentieth century houses on the ridge of Dornoch Terrace that provide evidence of its status as a desirable address at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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 during the early twentieth century.
e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance
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.
For further information please phone Council on 3403