House- 132 Forrest St


Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Number



132 Forrest St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Other Name(s)


Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1920

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 19 Jul 1999 Category 2

Statement of Significance

This single storey brick and terra cotta tiled residence with its open landscaped setting defined by mature trees is culturally significant because: - the place is a robust example of the Federation Bungalow and represents the earliest phase of development of the district; - the place represents the earliest phase of landscape development for the district; - the place has associations with a Conservator for Forests and a prominent Perth solicitor; - the place is part of a cultural group and townscape area. The house is a robustly proportioned Federation Bungalow style, which has been simplified inlater adaptations. The tree plantings and landscape style which were developed in this place have been highly influential for the landscape character of the district. The place is a straightforward example of the Federation Bungalow style. This site reflects the earliest period and later periods of social development of the suburb. The Moreton Bay Fig is of considerable significance because its planting by a Conservator of Forests has been instrumental in the landscape character of the district. This place is of considerable social significance. Part of a cultural group Located within a towns cape area No other place in the district represents both the earliest phase of development and landscape character from this period of the development of the district.

Physical Description

Front and side entries Low limestone wall separating garden from street Mature trees from the period of development


'Homebush' was one of the earliest residences in Peppermint Grove, when the suburb was little more than scrubland. The place reflects the period in Peppermint Grove's history when members of Perth's social and economic elite left the more established suburbs to locate themselves in the 'naturally' beautiful Peppermint Grove. J EdnieBrown, as Conservator of Forests, reputedly planted a Moreton Bay Fig in his front garden in 1899, which encouraged the planting of 'exotics' that flourished in the suburb. From 1925-1945 'Homebush' was occupied by Horace Jackson, a prominent Perth solicitor. Considerable historical significance.


Modifications: Framed and sheeted Extensively modified Roof and Verandah simplified Verandah partly infilled


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 Single storey residence
Original Use RESIDENTIAL Single storey residence

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall RENDER Other Render
Wall BRICK Common Brick
Roof TILE Terracotta Tile

Historic Themes

General Specific
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Land allocation & subdivision

Creation Date

04 May 2002

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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