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House- 133 Forrest St


Shire of Peppermint Grove

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133 Forrest St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1913, Constructed from 1916

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List Adopted 24 Jul 2018

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

The two storey brick and tile mansion with its cast iron
filigree verandahs is of cultural heritage significance because:
- the place is an exemplar of Federation Filigree style;
- the place is one of the finest two storey mansions in the district;
- the place has associations with notable pastoralist, James
Sharpe, and manufacturer, Plaistow, from different periods
in the suburb's development;
- the place is an integral part of a cultural group and
townscape area.

This handsome mansion has retained most of its integrity externally
and is one of the finest two storey dwellings in the district. The
place is a cornerstone of the Forrest Street west cultural heritage
group & townscape precinct. Smypathic restoration and additions
by I & S Trahar

The place is an examplar of the Federation Filigree style, where the
lightness and elegance of the cast iron verandahs, effectively
contrasts and enlivensthe large brick and tile mass of the house.

Later owners Hugh Plaistowe and the Hamilton family both belong
to the influx of successful manufacturers and merchants to
Peppermint Grove in the interwar period.

Part of a cultural group
Located within a townscape area

There are few notable examples of mansions in the Federation
Filigree style in Peppermint Grove or wider Perth

The place exhibits the characteristics of the Federation Filigree

Physical Description

Two storey cast iron wrap around verandah with paired columns,
terminating against a squat square tower
Courtyard setting behind limestoneand cast iron fence


This mansion was constructed for James Sharpe, pastoralist, and
reflects the large households typical of this part of Peppermint
Grove in the pre-World War I period. The house was later owned
by successful manufacturers, Plaistowe and Hamilton. The place
has considerable historical significance.


Modifications: Carport, sympathetic additionsto rear by I& S Trahar


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Pascoe R; "WesternAustralia's Capital Suburb".
Evans Sisters, Place recordfiles

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Filigree

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Other METAL Cast Iron
Roof TILE Ceramic Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Domestic activities

Creation Date

04 May 2002

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Last Update

18 Feb 2021


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