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House- 125 Forrest St


Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Number

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125 Forrest St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1910

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 brick and terra cotta tiled residence, in the
Federation Queen Anne style, is culturally significant because:
- it is representative of the style and standard of the better classes
of bungalows in the district;
- it is a fine example of its style and period;
- it has associations with C Gordon Piper, a well known
merchant and customs agent, and Sir Ragnar Garrett, a Chief of
Staff in the Australian defence forces;
- it is part of a cultural group and is located within a townscape

The house is a Federation Queen Anne style bungalow with an
asymmetrical balance between the projecting bay and the front
verandah. The house has a high degree of integrity in presenting the
characteristics of its style. The place is located within an area
having other places of comparable style, period and standard.

The place is a relatively intact example of a Federation Queen Anne
style of bungalow.

The place is part of a group reflecting the social and economic
developmentof the suburb, which has some social significance.

Part of a cultural group
The place is located within a townscape area

The place is a fine example of a Federation Queen Anne style
bungalow and may be closer to its original character than most
places in the district.

Physical Description

Original timber verandah with lattice balustrade. arched bressemers
& infill panels betweenpaired turned columns.
Low brick fence separating garden from the street
Set in a precinct of Federation period houses.


C Gordon Piper of Fremantle firm Grieve & Piper was one of a
group of merchant families who built their homes in this part of
Forrest Street in the early twentieth century. The Piper family
occupied 125 Forrest Street until just before the outbreak of World
War II. Sir Ragnar Garrett, a Chief of Staff, also owned and
occupied 125 Forrest Street. The place represents a family
residence typical of its economic group in early 1900s and is of
some historical significance.


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Pascoe R; "WesternAustralia's Capital Suburb".

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 BRICK Common Brick
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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