House at 261 North Terrace

Location:
Constructed:
1881 to 1883
First owner/occupier:
Arthur Waterhouse

The building is a survival of the time- in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries- when North Terrace was a sought-after residential street.  It is a small, but elaborate Victorian villa in the French style, consisting of a porch, sawn ashlar stone, rusticated quoins, disappearing jalousies, mansard slate roof, with an attic and a parapet terminated by urns.  The roof, with its attic window, is distinctly French, and although elaborate, is well scaled to so small a house.  It has a fine iron fence gate and posts.  The verandah has been removed and a later addition obscures the porch.

It was built from 1881-1883 for Arthur Waterhouse to a design of William McMinn, architect.

Current status and listings

ACH Status:
stable
Heritage Protection:
NTSA Listed, State Heritage Listed
NTSA ID:
21
State Heritage ID:
13376

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7 thoughts on “House at 261 North Terrace

  1. I am the Great-great-great( I think that’s enough!) grand-daughter of Thomas Greaves Waterhouse, father of Arthur.

    I grew up in Adelaide, in Baliol St initially, near others appropriately named Bagot, Trinity, Malborough, etc.

    My father, Ronald Greaves Waterhouse born 1928, died 2013, was a prominent anaesthetist in the town. He researched his family history a lot, found connections that he documented. This information has been lost. Would like anything that you have. Arthur married a Morgan, the Bentley name was attached to Emily his elder sister. Please add

  2. Noticed a balcony has been attached to the building. Not sure I’m happy with it, all these add-ons by the latest owners seem like over kill to me.

  3. Hi Janet, I would love to make contact, wud have recently purchased a waterhouse property in nth Adl, and are looking to fill in some gaps

  4. Hi Janet.
    I am researching Emily Waterhouse. Her son was Walter Owen Bentley the founder of Bentley Motors and the famous Bentley Boys racing team…your Waterhouse family played a significant role in the development of Adelaide…