House- 136 Forrest St


Shire of Peppermint Grove

Place Number



136 Forrest St Peppermint Grove

Location Details

Local Government

Peppermint Grove



Construction Date

Constructed from 1900, Constructed from 1895

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
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
Municipal Inventory Adopted 19 Jul 1999 Category 1

Statement of Significance

This single storeyed stone residence, in the Queen Annestyle, has cultural significance because: it has historical, aesthetic and social significance; it is representative of the early phase of developmentin the suburb and of the new set of business people who came into Peppermint Grove in the 1950's; it is comparatively intact; it has restrained verandahs facing both front and side gardens which make the place a comparatively rare exampleof its style; it forms part of a group of culturally significant places in Forrest Street and is within an area of townscape value. The house is a comparatively intact and restrained example of the Federation Queen Anne style, with its limestone walling, muted colour scheme and emphasis on the encircling quiet timber verandah. The house, particularly the verandahs, was designed to view and link both front and side gardens This site reflects the social development of the suburb. Some social significance. Part of a cultural group Located within a townscape area The restraint in the use of materials and in the expression of the style and the extent of the linked verandahs make it a comparatively rare example of its style.

Physical Description

2 indented return verandahs around projecting gabled bay Open front garden with picket fence


Part of a group of residences in Forrest Street built close to the turn of the twentieth century. The original and subsequent owner were women. Lily Whitaker, the second owner, was possibly sister to architect L B Whitaker. In the early 1950's G F Gill purchased the property and was one of a group of Peppermint Grove residences owned inthe 1950's by a new set of successful businessmen. Some historical significance.


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

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


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

Architectural Styles

Federation Queen Anne

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall STONE Limestone
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Creation Date

04 May 2002

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Last Update

18 Feb 2021


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