Klipspringer House is one component of a most interesting group of five Sydney Bungalow styled semi-detached pairs that were designed and built during World War II as speculative housing. Small, simple, soundly built and attractive designed with extensive ‘Art Deco’ motifs. These 5 groups of semi-detached houses are corner-stoned with matching small blocks of flats built in similar style and by the same builder at each end of the street, together they form the entire east-side street scape of Lapish Avenue. Heritage listed after an assessment of their historical significance for their representative value in relation to the historical, aesthetic and social significance.

Number four is most interesting on the street scape because:

  • It is one of two out of the five original bay window semis in the streetscape that has retained its original ‘Art Deco’ lead light window.
  • Of all the components it has the best street aspect and is the least hidden by vegetation or unsympathetic renovations.
  • The front living spaces remain relatively intact and can easily be restored/ reconstructed to as close as possible to its original condition.