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Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Number

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134 Forrest St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Other Name(s)

Emanuel's Residence (fmr)

Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1897

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

Guntawang', formerly 'Belvue', is one of the original
residences of the area, in the Federation Queen Anne style, and has
cultural significance because:
- it is closely associated with prominent business people for more
than 7 decades;
- it is one of the oldest residences in the district;
- its extension demonstrates the changing space standards of such
residences over the past century;
- it is central to the Forrest Street west townscape precinct.

The original Federation Queen Anne residence was a notable early
example of its style, which has been visually overborne by a large

Much of the original residence is intact with a moderatelhighdegree of

The original house and its extension demonstrate the changing space
standards of different generations, for prominent business families.

Part of cultural group
Part oftownscape area

Physical Description

Originally a single storey bungalow; later additions have created a second storey predominantly of timber. Two storey verandahs to two sides. Extensive renovations 1979. The existing house bears little external resemblance to the original bungalow, although early stonework remains visible.

Large garden behind high limestone piers with open grille infill panels


The original residence, 'Bellevue', was an early and typical single
storey limestone bungalow built in Peppermint Grove around the turn
of the century. The place is associatedwith prominent businessmen, as
it belonged originally to Sidney Emanuel, (a business partner of
Alexander Forrest). Later, between 1950 and 1960 'Bellevue' belonged
to D.R.A Gair, of the Orient Steamship company, who represented the
new wave of mercantile elite who came into Peppermint Grove in the
1950's. Some historical significance.


Modifications: Modified by G Burrell in 1970's and two storey extension, by D & M
Jones in 1980's set beside single storey original.


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

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Bungalow

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall STONE Limestone

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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