Open House Perth

Last Friday night my husband and I watched a Rom Com called The Ageing of Adeline. At one point the love interest invites her for a lunch date “to a place in the city you have never been before”.
Open House Perth this past weekend was a bit like that for me. My Mum and I spent two lovely days walking around the city discovering unknown treasures, exploring exquisite restorations with complementary modern additions, along with some buildings yet to find their purpose in this new century. Some venues were a wander of discovery, others include a free guided tour. Open House Perth ticked all the boxes for me – Architecture, Design, History and being a sticky beak!

Bishop See Gardens (built 1859)    78 Mounts Bay Road
Bishop See Gardens 1Bishop See Gardens 2Bishop See Gardens 3
London House – St Georges TerraceLondon House 2London House 3London HouseTextile Designer, Megan Salmon’s  Cow at the front of CloistersMegan Salmon's Cow
Cloisters (1858),  St Georges Terrace. Not part of the Open House event, but had to take a few photos of the  brickwork of this stunning Tudor Victorian Style building as we walked by…Cloisters 3Cloisters 2Cloisters 1P & O Building 56 William St. This beautiful Art Deco building was built in 1929 as the WA office of the Orient Steam Navigation Company.P & O Building 3P & O Building 2P & O BuildingState Buildings cnr St Georges Tce and Barrack st.State Buldings 2State BuildingsThe State Theatre Centre of WA  (2011)State Theatre 2State Theatre 1Robert Muir Old and Rare Books recently moved to the two story heritage listed stables (1913) in Lindsay St.
Muirs Books 2Muirs Books 3Mum checking out a 1925 copy of Anne of Green GablesMuirs BooksNorth Perth Bungalow – Lawler St, North Perth 1937 Art Deco bungalow with modern extension.Lawler stLawler St 3Lawler St 2Woods Bagot – The Palace Hotel (1897) cnr William st & St George Terrace, newly renovated offices of Woods Bagot Architects. Woods BagotWoods Bagot 8Woods Bagot 7Woods Bagot 6Woods Bagot 5Wood Bagot 4Wood Bagot 2Perth Technical School 1910. Stunning Art Nouveau lead light windows.Perth Technical CollegeOld Perth Boy’s School (1852) – Curtin University, 139 St Georges Terrace. The oldest stone building in the Perth Central business district.Old Perth Boys SchoolOld Perth Boys School 2West Australian Ballet Centre – The WA Institute for the Blind (1937) Whatley Crescent, Maylands. As you can see, I loved the Wardrobe Dept. and spent some time on the backstage tour talking to one of the costume makers.WA BalletWA Ballet 2WA Ballet 3WA Ballet 4WA Ballet 6Shoe StoreroomWA Ballet 7WA Ballet 8WA Ballet 9Whipper Snapper Distillery. Kensington St, East Perth. Perth’s first urban whiskey distillery. The boys enjoyed a tasting.Whipper Snapper 2Whipper Snapper 3

5 thoughts on “Open House Perth

  1. Thanks a million Louise! I feel like I had also been on the open house tour, even though I didn’t get time to walk the streets of the city on the Open Day:))

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