Swanbourne residence

Architecture and building by Humphrey Homes

Block size: 306sqm
House size: 396sqm
Duration of Building Contract: 15 months
Actual Build Time: 15 months

This visually and physically expressive Swanbourne home is highly articulated with every form and detail delivered with sophisticated intent.

It is a home full of surprise, innovation and intrigue... designed and built with an international flavour, this is a home far from the standard 4 x2, double brick houses traditionally built in Perth.

Features include:

  • 6.5m high off-form concrete walls
  • a steel spiral staircase leading to a roof-top garden which overlooks Allen Park
  • a second level cantilevered, floating box clad in marine ply and custom designed, custom made perforated aluminium
  • Swiss-made guillotine window and super-low-profile stacking doors
  • floating ‘zig zag’ concrete stairs
  • hanging steel fireplace, hand-made in France
  • PV solar panels
  • Tesla Power Wall battery

This home shows you how to live large with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, 2 living areas and a den over two levels plus a roof terrace, on a compact 10m wide block.

Our thanks to Loam and Jody D'Arcy for their assistance with this private home in collaboration with Humphrey Homes. 


  • Finalist 2022 MBA WA Housing Excellence Awards – Best Contract Home