2114: Denistone

General real estate and design in the area

Properties in Denistone are predominantly California bungalows and red-brick homes, with the occasional Federation-style home. The suburb is noted for its fine examples of 1920s and 1930s architecture, generous blocks, gardens and aesthetic streetscapes.

Distance from CBD:

16 km north-west of the CBD

Train station:

Yes

Transportation to the CBD

You can catch a train to the city from Denistone via Strathfield in less than 40 minutes and they run every 10 to 30 minutes. Denistone East is well served by buses to the city, including the 515, X15, X18 and 518 services.

Shopping

The West Ryde shopping centre on Victoria Road and Ryedale Road has a strip of approximately 50 shops, and there are also shops nearby at Epping.

Schools and other education institutions

There are two primary schools in the area - St Therese's Primary School on Blaxland Road and Denistone East Public School on Lovell Road, Eastwood.

Restaurants and cafe's

Rowe Street in Eastwood is the closest and has a selection of Chinese, Thai, Korean, Italian and seafood restaurants and cafes.

History:

Gregory Blaxland, a free settler, purchased the 450 acre Brush Farm estate in 1806, shortly after his arrival in the colony. This estate covered most of the area south from Terry Road to Victoria Road and Tramway Street, and east from Brush Road to Shaftsbury Road. In 1829 Blaxland transferred Brush Farm Estate to his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband Dr Thomas Forster. Forster expanded the estate by purchasing the Porteous Mount grants of 120 acres on the Denistone ridge in 1830. Denistone was called after Forster`s home "Dennistone", burnt down by bushfires in 1855. Richard Rouse Terry acquired the land from the Blaxlands in 1872 where he rebuilt Denistone House. The Denistone estate, centered on Denistone House, was a late subdivision, not opened up for sale until 1913.

 

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