This year there were 105 locations to visit, with 40 of them being new.
This year I decided that I would like to visit some fancy designer houses with beautiful landscaping, and others that used reclaimed materials or passive design to make the houses more environment friendly.
It's always nice to have a peep how other people live and I find it amazing that some people open up their homes to people they don't know and are available to explain how they built their homes and what materials they have used to save money in the long term.
Because these houses were in the suburbs I had to use my car to travel to these destinations on the first day of the Open House.
1) The first visit was to the Aria apartment building in the northern Perth suburb of Swanbourne.
A nice top of the market complex, but all that were there were disappointed that all we got to see were the outside zones of the pool, entertainment lounge, etc.
So that was a quick visit!
2) Next stop was a very beautiful architect designed house also in Swanbourne.The house was in a narrow block, but had 3 levels with underground garages. The tiny garden at the entrance was attention grabbing with a beautiful sculpture.
The small back garden was cosy and full of succulents, my kind of garden.
|Left - front garden, right - back garden|
3) In the coastal suburb of Scarborough, the next house was modern, built to be easy to care for with polished concrete floors. Also on a small block, it had two levels with an courtyard on the side of the house and another small garden/kids play area by the living room complete with a sandpit and outdoor shower.
4) The Triangle House in the suburb of Mount Lawley is proof that a tiny block can be the inspiration needed to design an out of the box house. Also built in two levels, at the bottom is the open garage, study and a bedroom and at the top another bedroom, and a huge open kitchen/lounge/dining room leading to a triangular balcony. Very cute.
The V wall of the house has a mural that I will show on Monday.
More interesting visits in the next post.
Hope you enjoyed visiting these houses with me.