Name: Burtundy Homestead
Location: Burtundy Station, Wentworth Road (central)
Use: Dwelling
Constructed: 1923
Demolished: 0
Theme: Agriculture
Condition: Good, modified

Statement of Heritage Significance:

The large impressive homestead is constructed of bricks which were made on the property. The bricks are rendered with a teak finish. The doorways and windows are highlighted by a white rendered border trim. The exterior corners are highlighted by large quoins, also rendered white. The long gambrel roof exhibits a small central gable and a off set gable. A separate bullnose verandah wraps around the dwelling. The verandah was originally supported by turned wooden posts with a decorative timber balustrade. However due to white ant infestation these have been replaced with white brick piers and balcony wall. The wooden verandah flooring has been replaced with cement. A large panelled door is decorated with elaborate coloured glass central and side lights. The glass depicts rural scenes in art nouveau style. The building displays some attractive carved and moulded timber window casements. The interior is characterised by high ceilings lined with coloured pressed metal. The plaster walls are decorated with coloured stencilling above a high picture rail. The house is sited over a large cellar. A dumb-waiter connect the cellar to the upstairs warming room. The dwelling is located on the east bank of the Darling river. Its unique style and decorative structural and interior appointments are worthy of restoration.

Burtundy was divided from the adjacent Tapio Station. The homestead was designed and built by Duncan, who also built the Chaffey residence in Mildura.

Encourage reinstatement of verandah to replicate original appearance.

M Davies

Recording Date: 17/11/1988

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