What is significant?
'Piney Ridge', comprising the house constructed in 1942, associated outbuildings and mature garden setting at 82 Heatherton Road, Endeavour Hills.
How is it significant?
'Piney Ridge at 82 Heatherton Road, Endeavour Hills is of local historic and aesthetic significance to the City of Casey.
Why is it significant?
Historically, 'Piney Ridge' is significant for its associations with the development of the dairying industry in Berwick. It was an important Jersey stud from the 1940s, winning prizes at the Melbourne, Sydney, Warragul and Berwick Shows. Its owner in 1942, Charles Hartley (1905-1986), was a Melbourne manufacturer of rotary sprinklers and irrigation supplies and a founder of the Australian Primary Producers Union. During the last war, the paddocks at Piney Ridge were used for manoeuvres by U. S. and Australian troops. The farm manager from the 1940s, Vivian Campbell, is the son of Sir Harold Campbell, Australian representative at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations. (AHC criteria A4, D2 and H1)
Aesthetically, 'Piney Ridge' is significant as a well-known local landmark with its large brick residence set in landscaped gardens. (AHC criterion E1)
The house at 'Piney Ridge' constructed in 1942 for the Hartleys was originally a triple fronted villa with gabled pavilions featuring tapestry brick lintels and corbels. A second storey was added in 1954, enclosing the front verandah and radically altering the form of the building. (1) However, the house retains an important relationship with a fine landscaped garden featuring an abundance of conifers and protected from the road by a substantial cypress hedge.
To the rear of the house there is an earlier red brick manager's cottage, an old dairy, garage and chicken sheds. (2) Overall, the house, grounds and rural landscape setting are a significant landmark overlooking the Endeavour Hills shopping centre.
1. City of Berwick Valuer's records.
2. City of Berwick Valuer's records.