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Town of Cottesloe

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12 Rosendo St Cottesloe

Location Details

Other Name(s)


Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1906

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
Heritage List YES 27 Jul 2015
State Register Registered 09 Jan 1998 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation
Heritage Council

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
Register of the National Estate Permanent 28 Sep 1982

Heritage Council
Classified by the National Trust Classified 12 May 1975

Heritage Council
Municipal Inventory Adopted 30 Sep 1995 Category 1

Category 1

Possible inclusion on State Register of Heritage Places. Highest level of protection appropriate: warrants further assessment for possible entry into the State Register of Hentage Places: provide maximum encouragement to the owner to conserve the significance of the place. Photographically record the place. Recommendations Individual consideration of Town Planning Incentives. Grant maximum rebates available under the act to private owners to assist in maintenance of the property. Research the history and reassess before forwarding to the Heritage Council to ensure prompt consideration.

Statement of Significance

"Belvediere" contributes visual interest to the streetscape because of it unusual tower which is a landmark
in the area. It comprises an important part of the streetscape of South Cottesloe and is an important
element of the gracious old residential stock for which the suburb is renowned. It has significance as an
example of a grand beachside home, exhibiting in its design and scale the affluence which accompanied
the gold boom of the 1890s. It contributes to the community's sense of place by being representative of
the style of gracious turn-of-the-century summer residences which were built for the well to do and which
are representative of part of the historical foundation of the suburb. Belvediere is distinctive in its rarity.
Large limestone seaside residences are almost extinct. It is representative of a style of beachside
residence favoured at the turn-of-the-century.

Physical Description

1995 Comment: Very high historical and architectural significance, a landmark.
"Belvediere" is a single storey limestone residence constructed in 1906 by wealthy mining investor J.J.
Campbell who managed a tin mine in Queesland. Campbell built the house for his parents and siblings.
Mrs Campbell had a boarding House in the area in 1899. His father Thomas Campbell, gentleman,
served on the Cottesloe Roads Board from 1903-1907. The place was used as a family residence until
the 1930s when it was let out as a boarding house for men. In 1974 It was bought and restored by
Loretta and Tom Pell. The house is sited in large grounds in Rosendo street in close proximity to
"Banksia" and "Tukarua". The house is single storey with basements constructed of limestone with brick
quoins to the openings in Federation "Queen Anne" style. The dominant feature of the house is the
prominent three storey square belvedere with multipaned wooden framed windows on all sides.
Cantilevered balconies project from the southern and northern sides. The roof of the tower is of
corrugated iron topped by a finial. The roof is medium pitched hipped with low candle-snuffer roofs over
a pair of bays. The bull-nose verandah supported by turned posts extends on the north west and south
facades. The original verandah had wooden louvres. The lower portion of the verandah is enclosed with
asbestos sheeting. For further details see the Heritage Council Data. Infill recently allowed will probably
compromise the house. Additional Comment: On the State Heritage Register. Since the mid-2000s the place has undergone various development and conservation works.

Reason for Inclusion
1. The place is of higher-order local cultural heritage significance, being classified as Category 1 in the Town’s Municipal Inventory (MI).
2. The place is also heritage classified on the State Register of Heritage Places.
3. The place contributes to the character and amenity of the street, locality and overall district.


See Heritage Council data.
In 1899 a Mrs Cambell had a guest house in the vicinity.
In 1905 the land lots 79d 8,9,10 and 11,12 was owned by the Campbell family. In 1906 the land and a house were


Integrity in doubt
Modifications renovations




Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Marchant James R; "Heritage of Pines.".p. 21 1977
AHC; "The Heritage of Western Australia: The illustrated Register of the National Estate." p. 13 Australian Heritage Council 1989
Molyneux I; "Looking Around Perth." p. 30 1981

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Limestone
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES Depression & boom
PEOPLE Early settlers

Creation Date

28 Feb 1994

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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