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Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Number

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60 Irvine St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Cnr The Esplanade

Other Name(s)

Mason's Residence (fmr)

Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1900

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

This single storey limestone, iron and timber bungalow, in the
Federation of Queen Anne style, has cultural siginficance because:
- it has strong associations with Clayton Mason, William Balston and
the Burt Family;
it a comparatively rare example of its style in such an austere form;
it is representative of the conservativeness of early public servants in
the design of their residences;
it retains a high level of integrity;
it is part of a cultural group and a townscape area.

Physical Description

The place is quite austere, relying on its simplicity and proportions. It is
almost Victorian Georgian in its character, apart from the decorative
timber joinery of the verandah, the diagonal bay, handsome bracketed
gable and the dominant central chimney.


The place was originally constructed as 60 The Esplanade, prior to its
subdivision, when the place became 60 Irvine Street. The bungalow was
constructed for Clayton Mason, Controller of Customs, a senior public
service commission. The house was constructed from locally quarried
limestone. Mason occupied the place until 1920. From 1925-1950 the
place was owned by pastoralist William Balston, husband of one of
Octavius Burt's daughters. Considerable historical significance.


New additions
The place is a fine, but austere, example of its style. It has retained 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
80 Municipal Inventory

Other Keywords

There are few examples of this style which are austere and Georgian in
character, in the suburb.
It is representative of the conservativeness of places constructed by the
first generation of public servants.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Historic Themes

General Specific
OCCUPATIONS Domestic activities

Creation Date

04 May 2002

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Last Update

19 Feb 2021


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