4 Brockman St Gingin
Constructed from 1903
|Municipal Inventory||Adopted||17 Nov 1994||Category 3||
A unique part of the Gingin shopping centre.
A quaint cottage in the centre of the Gingin shopping area, surrounded by a very attractive garden.
In 2010 Tom and Angela Cabassi replaced the roof tiles and renovated the interior almost back to original.
The cottage was built c 1903 by the owner, William Philbey. Mr. Philbey, who was the Roads Board Secretary at the time, quarried, carried in his wheelbarrow and laid the limestone blocks, which form the walls of the house. He was also carpenter and plasterer and even made the lead light windows and woodcarvings. It is basically four rooms with a central passage; a kitchen was added at the rear. An attic in the roof has never been used as living quarters.
A unique part of the Gingin Shopping area, this house was occupied by Mr. Philbey until his death in 1933, when he died on the premises. The house belonged in succession to C.P. Knight, J.Y. Dewar, and G.S. Giles and was bought in 1961 by A.N. & N.F. Lucraft, who had the Shop next door. Mr. & Mrs. I Evans renovated the house in the early 1990's.
It is presently owned by Angela and Tom Cabassi and is used as a Real Estate Office.
|Ref ID No||Ref Name||Ref Source||Ref Date|
|H Udell: "History of Gingin".|
Individual Building or Group
|Present Use||COMMERCIAL||Office or Administration Bldg|
|Original Use||RESIDENTIAL||Single storey residence|
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