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Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Number

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21 Irvine St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1920, Constructed from 1915

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 iron residence, in a blended
Federation Bungalow/Queen Anne style, has cultural
significance because:
it has historic significance through its associations with
the Reverend George Potts and John Furse McMillan;
it has social significance because it is associated with
the establishment of the Sunday School and choir at the
Congregational Church;
it is comparatively rare in its blending of symmetrical
and asymmetrical styles;
it is part of a cultural group and is located within a
towns cape area.


The place was owned and occupied from c.I9I5 to c.1935 by
the Reverend George Potts, when he was Minister of the
Congregational Church, Cottesloe (now demolished). In
c.1955 John Furse McMillan (son of Sir Robert McMillan of
47 View Street) bought and occupied the house. The McMillan
family have been members of the Peppermint Grove
community for most of the last 100 years. Some historical

This is an attractive place in a style which blends both
Federation Bungalow and Federation Queen Anne styles.

There is a curious blend of symmetry and asymmetry in the
design, which is not fully resolved.

In the twenty years that the Reverend Potts was Minister, he
was responsible for establishing the local Sunday School and
choir at the Congregational Church. Some social significance.


Walls and chimneys have been painted.
Skillion carport added.


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

Other Reference Numbers

Ref Number Description
62 Municipal Inventory

Other Keywords

The place is part of a cultural group.
The place is located within a townscape area.

It is rare for a place to combine symmetrical and asymmetrical
elements in this way.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow
Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Painted Brick
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Creation Date

04 May 2002

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Last Update

18 Feb 2021


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