Builders in the western suburbs are busier than ever, despite pandemic fears, council figures show.
The councils of Cottesloe, Claremont, Cambridge, Nedlands and Subiaco issued a combined 140 building permits in July, up from 113 in the same month full story >
The humble backyard has always been a mainstay amongst Western Australian homes – a place for the family to spend time together while enjoying our state’s predominantly beautiful weather.
While lot sizes have shrunk over time, and backyards with full story >
The Western Australian homebuilding scene has traditionally been a very brick-dominated space, but according to Humphrey Homes Owner/Director Dean Humphrey, timber is becoming an increasingly popular material among homebuyers. full story >
The oldest home in Peppermint Grove recently embarked on a new chapter in its storied history, with a phenomenal 15-month renovation by custom architect and builder Humphrey Homes bringing it into the 21st century while paying respectful homage to full story >
With so much discussion surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to explain what the Humphrey Homes team is doing to help manage the situation for our clients, suppliers, subcontractors and any visitor to our Cottesloe office or sites under full story >
Downsizing is common once the kids have left the nest, but that doesn’t mean Perth homeowners are squishing themselves into retirement-style units.
Instead, people are swapping their family-sized dwellings for still-spacious lifestyle homes and full story >
Here at Humphrey Homes you know we love designing and building homes for local families, but did you know we are helping animal families do the same too?
We have proudly adopted a koala and the newest member of the team is affectionately called “ full story >
As Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same”.
Many design trends of the moment come and go in a matter of months, but there are those which have stood the test of time to define the last decade. full story >
Having already built four new homes together, retirees Bob and Ann were looking to make their final foray into the design and construction of a brand-new abode.
This time, however, the couple was looking to downsize and wanted a home which better full story >
Raw materials and robust finishes are defining features in this bold custom build at Mosman Park.
Completed by Humphrey Homes, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home hints at mystery and intrigue from the street and is deliberately very private at the full story >
Your home's floor plan is likely the most important architectural document you will encounter during your building process.
It is the groundwork that defines your home, allowing you to visualise the space and proportions, using your imagination to full story >
Built for a couple looking to downsize, Humphrey Homes’ latest creation boasts a laidback, unpretentious and elegant design custom made for relaxed living.
Nestled on a 636sqm block in leafy Swanbourne, impeccable craftsmanship is on show throughout full story >
Sharing a glass of champagne with his clients at handover is one of the best parts of the job says builder Dean Humphrey.
"That's our measure of success - and so far we have had 100% success rate," he said.
In the next few months, Mr Humphrey of full story >
An ancient Japanese practice is being embraced in Australia as a cutting edge design technique that lends textural beauty to modern residential abodes. Shou sugi ban, which roughly translates to 'burnt cedar wood', is a way of preserving and full story >
"Choose an architect and choose a builder and if you can choose them under the same roof, so much the better! That was certainly our experience.”
These are the words from our client Anthea, who is still enjoying her award-winning Floreat home (two full story >
This Dalkeith custom build by Humphrey Homes exudes a simple elegance and seamless connection between its lightfilled spaces.
The 470sqm four-bedroom two-and-a half-bathroom home is a careful blend of architectural functionality and a luxurious full story >
Recycling certainly isn’t a new concept, but it is finding new purpose in the home design industry. One person’s rubbish has become another person’s architectural gold.
Used building materials like red bricks from period homes and jarrah timbers full story >
As Humphrey Homes celebrates its 20th year, Owner/Director Dean Humphrey (pictured here with Cath Hart, Executive Director HIA WA) has been appointed Regional Vice President of the Housing Industry Association (WA), taking over from Phill Theunissen full story >
When building or designing your home, traditional wisdom dictates you pay excruciating detail to every little part to make sure everything is perfect.
However, there is a new trend in town encouraging you to do the exact opposite – to forget about full story >
A remarkable mix of rammed concrete, timber and steel, this Floreat custom build by Humphrey Homes is a compelling piece of design and architecture. The West Australian's New Homes team spoke to proud homeowner Anthea about what it was like living full story >
“We don’t all dress the same, so why should we live the same?” asked Humphrey Homes in-house architect Helen Marchesani when she caught up with The West Australian's New Homes team this week. full story >
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” is one of our favourite quotes here at Humphrey Homes and inspired by one of the great design masters Leonardo da Vinci.
Our clients often tell us they are seeking a home that is “understated” and today on full story >
Determined to create a lightfilled and spacious character home that was as practical as it was beautiful, Nola’s Cottesloe build is a serene sanctuary by the beach.
Showing what can be achieved through a strong relationship with your homebuilder, full story >
"Friends are surprised when we use ‘positive’ and ‘building’ in the same sentence. The truth is however, building with Dean Humphrey was a very positive experience. There were no surprises or cost blowouts. Nothing was lost in translation. full story >
“Homes should tell a story. They do this through architecture and function and what has gone before”. With these words Humphrey Homes Owner and Director Dean Humphrey summed up a common reason for retaining an original build. full story >