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27 Lefroy Rd Beaconsfield

Location Details

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Construction Date

Constructed from 1920

Demolition Year


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Statement of Significance

House, 27 Lefroy Road, is a single storey brick and tile house dating from c1920. The place has aesthetic value for its contribution to the streetscape and the surrounding area. It is representative of the typical building stock located within the residential areas of Fremantle. It is historically significant as a representation of typical workers' houses in the Fremantle area. The place is an example of the Federation Bungalow style of architecture.

Physical Description

House, 27 Lefroy Road is a single storey brick and tile house constructed in the Federation Bungalow style of Architecture. The walls are tuckpointed brick. The roof is hipped and gabled and clad with tiles. There is a chimney and chimney pot evident towards the back of the house. The central porch is under a continuous tiled roof. The asymmetrical front façade has one front room under the gable roof, and a verandah on the other side. The house is situated at street level. There is a low steel tube and cyclone wire fence to the front boundary line. Vegetation in the front yard prevents further description of the front elevation.


Lefroy Road forms the northern boundary of the Lefroy Estate, which extended as far south at Lloyd Street. H Maxwell Lefroy was Comptroller of the Fremantle Prison in the 1860s. The portion of the street between South Terrace and Attfield Street was previously called Trinity Street.

A 1993 photograph shows the place with its front room smooth rendered with an aluminium sliding window, and its front verandah enclosed with weatherboard to create a front sleepout. The main house is brick and tile, and a large, low-pitched brick extension is evident to the rear.

The place was advertised for sale in 2008 as a deceased estate, with the house estimated at 80 years old, and again in 2009 as a ‘renovator’s dream’. Photographs show the place much as in 1993, although some of the cladding has been removed from the verandah to form an open entrance porch.

In March 2010 it was again on the market, after substantial renovation works. Brickwork has been cleaned and tuckpointed, the veranda


High degree of integrity (original intent clear, current use compatible, high long term sustainability).
Medium degree of authenticity with some original fabric remaining.
(These statements based on street survey only).


Condition assessed as fair (assessed from streetscape survey only).

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

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall BRICK Face Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

09 Aug 2010

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Last Update

11 Feb 2020


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