Owner and Director, Dean Humphrey, established Humphrey Homes in 1999 as a Registered Builder, transitioning the company into a Registered Architectural Practice in 2012 through the Architects Board of Western Australia. Humphrey Homes now operates as a combined architecture and building company, specialising in the design, build and project management of award-winning, bespoke homes.
With more than 20 years' experience in the Perth housing market as a celebrated builder in Perth’s Western Suburbs, Dean is an advocate for architectural and building excellence in the West Australian industry. Dean combines his extensive building experience with a strong understanding of design and design integrity to deliver the best in bespoke lifestyle solutions for clients.
"My passion goes beyond building high-quality houses. I believe most good builders should be capable of that. My passion is to develop a vision with you, then carry that vision through the architecture, construction and interior design phases to create a beautiful home.”
Principal design architect Helen Marchesani shares Dean’s passion for great design. The philosophy at Humphrey Homes is centred on innovation, creativity and simplicity, the creative application of natural materials, and ‘honest’ architecture: spaces that not only look and feel great, but are also tailored to clients’ needs. We look nationally and internationally for leading design thinking, materials and lifestyle ideas, and we are also inspired by our clients, who are encouraged to bring their own ideas to the table.
“To me, architecture has always been about people. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity and privilege to work with clients on their homes and help fulfil their dreams. The best outcome is always the result of a fruitful collaboration between client, architect, interior designer and builder."
Interior Designers Joie Stevenson and Katie Bossong complement this approach, involving clients in a collaborative design process to deliver homes that truly reflect their taste and sense of individuality. The specialised, interior design services offered in-house at Humphrey Homes adds another level of sophistication and detail to our projects, while ensuring that the interior spaces are a seamless extension of the architecture.
"Good interior design extends the architecture and sets the tone for personality and taste. In the bespoke market, it allows the delivery of really beautiful, original and seamless designs that echo ours and our clients’ ethos.
Humphrey Homes is a registered member of the Housing Industry Association (HIA), Master Builders Association (MBA), Architects Board of Western Australia (ABWA) and the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Dean is the President of the HIA WA and will remain in that role until 2023. It is a voluntary role and comes two years after he served as Vice President, while still very much staying at the helm of Humphrey Homes. He was the Chair of the WA HIA Technical Services Committee and represented Western Australia on the National Technical Services Committee, plus the HIA Regional Executive Committee for many years.