Bungalow w Arts & Crafts Influences
No 32 Irwin Street is a single storey house constructed in limestone, brick and rendered brick with a hipped and gable tiled roof. It is a good expression of the Inter-War Bungalow style with some later modifications. The place has been modified in the 21st century. The front elevation is asymmetrically planned with a full width return hip roofed verandah. The verandah features a gable roofed extension that sits centrally. The verandah is supported on turned timber posts. There is a central door flanked by sets of casement windows. The verandah has been extended north to act as a carport. The roofscape features finials. The lower walls are face brick and upper walls are rendered.
The place retains its form and most of its details. There are additions to the rear.
The place is consistent with the building pattern in the Precinct. The place plays an important role in the pattern of development of a middle class suburb.
Research on the history of this property is currently under way by the Museum of Perth in partnership with the Town of East Fremantle. If you have any stories or information about this property, please contribute it in the comments below.
1917 - 1949: Carey, Hugh