By Cathy Jones
This house was built on the 1925 subdivision of the frontage of the mansion ‘Glen Luna’ 2-4 Carrington Avenue. This subdivision created lots facing The Boulevarde and changed the orientation of ‘Glen Luna’ 2-4 Carrington Avenue from The Boulevarde to Carrington Avenue.
This house was built in 1926 for owner Dr Michael Veech to a design by prominent Sydney architects Scott Ernest & Green. The builder was G P Jones & Sons, Underwood Street Paddington. The estimated cost of the building was £5900.
Ernest Scott (1863-1947) was one of Sydney’s prominent architects practicing as Scott Ernest A. & Green in partnership with Edward Green FRAIA, Scott, Green & Scott (c.1923 – 1935) and finally as E A & T M Scott Architects until his death in 1947. He was President of RAIA NSW Chapter from 1908-1910 and 1932-33. He designed the AMP Building, Toohey’s Brewery, and Watsons Bay Hotel. At a local level, he designed the current Horse & Jockey Hotel Homebush, St Martha’s School (Churchill Avenue Strathfield) and remodelled the Wentworth Hotel (Homebush).
Dr Veech was a medical practitioner and anaesthetist at Lewisham Hospital. The house included a medical surgery and waiting room for patients as well as a private residence. The house was leased c.1935 to Dr Alexander Menzies McIntosh, who later purchased the property for £5500. The ownership of the property was transferred in 1949 for £9000 to Salvatore and Mary Zammit.
Higham, A., ‘Ernest Alfred Scott FRAIA’, 20th Century Architects of Significance’ Royal Institute of Architects Information Sheet, 2003.
Strathfield Council Building Register
Zammit, I., 67-69 The Boulevarde Strathfield, Strathfield District Historical Society Newsletter Vol. 19, No. 1, January 1996