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Shire of Peppermint Grove

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49 Irvine St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Other Name(s)


Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1910, Constructed from 1905

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
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Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 19 Jul 1999 Category 2

Category 2

Buildings which also contribute to the character and atmosphere of Peppermint Grove. These buildings may be altered or extended in a manner which recognises and retains some original features or which may be demolished, but the replacement building should recognise by its position the adjoining residence and precinct. The owner to provide an archival record for any building demolished under this category and the Shire to provide a plaque for inclusion in the adjoining footpath to recognise the cultural significance of the property.

Statement of Significance

This single storey timber and iron residence, in the
Federation Bungalow style, has cultural significance
it is associated with Francis Brady and the
burgeoning timber industry of the south-west;
it is a lively and textbook example of its style and
period, which retains a high level of integrity;
as a prestigious timber house it is comparatively rare
in the suburb;
it is part of a cultural group.

Physical Description

The place is an attractive and lively example of its style and


The place is one of four notable residences of the time built
in jarrah. The others were the Me Neil's 'The Cliffe',
Keane's 'Keane's Point' and the Robert Bunning's house.
'Como' was built by Francis Brady, Manager of Millar's
Timber and Trading. The house typifies the results of the
new wealth generated by the timber of the south-west at this
time. Considerable historical significance.
The place is a textbook example of Federation Bungalow
with its dominant gambrel roof and crippled verandahs. The
crossed decoration adds lightness and vitality to the timber
joinery. A high level of integrity.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
R Pascoe Western Australia's Capital Suburb, Peppermint Grove

Other Reference Numbers

Ref Number Description
76 Municipal Inventory

Other Keywords

The place is a comparatively rare example of a prestigious
house of its time constructed in timber.
The place is representative of its style.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Other Timber
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Creation Date

04 May 2002

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Last Update

02 Mar 2021


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