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Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Number

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44 View St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Cnr Keane St

Other Name(s)

St Just

Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1911

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 24 Jul 2014

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 19 Jul 1999 Category 1

Category 1

Buildings, which due to their character create the atmosphere of Peppermint Grove, therefore should be retained, but may be altered and extended in a manner which is both discrete and sympathetic to the original fabric and character so that a significant proportion of the original building is retained and from the street the additions are seen to be a continuation of the same fabric and character.

Statement of Significance

St Just' is a two storey brick, timber and terra cotta tile mansion
in the Federation Queen Anne style, has cultural significance
- it has considerable historical significance from its associations
with Richard Strelitz & William Forrest;
- it is a prominently located mansion, exuberant, picturesque and
controlled into a grand and unified architectural work;
- it is an exemplar of its style, particularly in its application to
the scale of a mansion;
- it was notable as a centre for formal social events;
- it retains a high levels of integrity and authenticity;
- it is a major towns cape element in the suburb;
- it strongly contributes to the community's sense of place.

Physical Description

'St Just' is a prominently located and remarkably intact example
of a Federation Queen Anne style mansion, exuberant, picturesque
and controlled into a grand and unified architectural work, which
addresses its setting.


'St Just' was built c.1911 for Richard Strelitz, a successful
businessman, and his wife Bessie. During WW1 Strelitz was
interned by authorities, and was accused of signalling enemy ships
at sea. After the war, 'St Just' was sold to William Forrest, son
of Alexander Forrest. 'St Just' remained in the Forrest family
until c.1943. A single storey detached groom come gardener's
cottage (2 room cottage) in the south western comer of the site It
is an outstanding example of a Peppermint Grove mansion.
Exceptional historical significance.


'St Just' is an exemplar of its style, Federation Queen Anne, and a
notable example of the exuberance of the style being used with the
technical control necessary for the coherent expression of a
mansion. The place retains a high level of integrity and a high
degree of authenticity.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
R.M James Heritage of Pines
R. Pascoe Western Australia's Capital Suburb, Peppermint Grove

Other Reference Numbers

Ref Number Description
152 Municipal Inventory

Place Type

Other Built Type


Epoch General Specific
Present Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Two storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TILE Ceramic Tile
Wall BRICK Pointed Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Domestic activities

Creation Date

17 Mar 2000

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Last Update

19 Feb 2021


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