Sugarplum Sweets is a boutique cupcake and dessert shop located in the newly renovated State Buildings. Their decadent desserts, cupcakes and macarons are made from scratch every day and their menu alternates daily so there will always be something new on the menu to tempt you!
Recognised as a distinctive landmark defining the Perth skyline, 108 St Georges Terrace is a unique property playing an important role in the city's rich history.
Clean Slate Skin Care is a WA owned and operated vegan, small batch soap, skin care & candle manufacturer with a new retail outlet within the newly renovated State Buildings.
Ginger B is a gift shop with a difference, specialising in boutique gift hampers which showcase local artisans and feature unique items with a sustainable ethos.
Post- studio does architecture. Stairs Gallery does art. Spacemarket (a co-tenant) stretches across both.
With an unwavering commitment to the traditional handcrafting process and techniques of jewellery design and creation, Rohan Jewellery showcases original designs which are individually handcrafted locally in their Leederville Studio and Workshop.
For chocolate lovers Sue Lewis Chocolatier is a very welcome addition to the retail quarter of the newly renovated State Buildings.
Construction of Perth’s tallest building began in 1988. The building first occupied in 1992, and has remained one of WA’s most iconic buildings ever since.
One of Perth’s most influential new commercial developments, this five star Green Star building is a superb example of sustainable develo
Teassential is a Western Australian owned and operated small tea company born out of a passion for exquisite tea and a love of beautiful design.
A by-booking only rooftop tour to the top of Perth's tallest building. Please note THESE TOURS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.
The Honeycake, previously Fremantle's best kept culinary secret, has moved to Perth's newly renovated State Buildings.
A symbol of modernity, Council House is now a celebrated iconic building and a much loved Open House Perth destination.
Designed by government architect Hillson Beasley, the Perth Technical School, now home to Linton and Kay Galleries is a three-level red-b
Experienced barista, Luke Arnold, offers meticulously crafted coffee using the best locally roasted beans and expert techniques.
The iconic building we know today as 108 St Georges Terrace faced an uncertain future in the early 1980’s to become Perth’s tallest build
Cameron Chisholm Nicol is an architectural, urban and interior design practice that has been working in Perth for 132 years. Their studio is a great example of adaptive re-use and sustainable design.
Growing a green wall in Perth's harsh climate is not an easy task. Talk to the experts behind the City of Perth Library's new vertical garden and discover some of the secrets to producing a successful green wall.
COX's WA office is a great example of adaptive re-use - a sensitive conversion of an existing heritage building into a creative studio environment.
The Duxton Hotel stands at the previous site of the Christian Brothers College, which then became the Taxation Office in 1962, and finally entered into the Perth marketplace as a five star hotel in October 1996.
During Open House Perth come and experience daily practices of the Geyer studio, engaging designers in inspired discussions on design for
Built in the Federation and Free Style, the Curtin Graduate School of Business offers an interesting glimpse into Perth City’s history.
Originally operating as Moana Café and acknowledged in 1912 as “the finest building of its kind in the Commonwealth” (architecturally), t
The newly remodelled, reopened and rebranded retail precinct at the base of 140 William Street, known simply as 140, is a great spot for a city pit stop this Open House Perth Weekend.
Bar Lafayette is a classic, old world style cocktail bar located on the ground floor of the beautifully restored Perth Technical School at Brookfield Place.
The Parmelia Hilton Perth was built by Lord Alastair McAlpine and opened in 1968.
Curtin University has recently established a new Law School campus in Perth’s Central Business District within the existing 1912 heritage listed building located at 57 Murray Street.
Housed in the oldest stone building in the Perth central business district, Curtin University St Georges Terrace brings Curtin University to the city.
Founded in 1894, the Karrakatta Club is a private club for women with interests in art, business, literature, music, science and social c
The District Court of WA sits on the site previously home to St George’s Hall theatre (1870). Construction of the courts saw the integration of the original, heritage listed portico of St George’s Hall, into the façade of the purpose built building.
Take a walking tour hosted by the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority around Perth's new waterfront.
This church is a deceptively simple slab of Art Deco style that is reminiscent of early 20th Century New York. It could pass for a monument in itself and has strong geometrical lines and, despite its relatively short stature, a distinctly vertical emphasis.
Max and Sons is a great new coffee shop in the newly redeveloped 140 William retail arcade designed by Open House Perth's very own Creative Director Carly Barrett and her company Project 857.
FORM is an independent not for profit organisation that develops and promotes local art and creativity.
The Museum of Perth is Perth's newest museum opening in October 2015. It chronicles the social, cultural, political and architectural history of Perth.
FLUX is Perth's newest co-working space supporting communities of innovation and creativity through a mix of co-working, resident desks, offices, event space and meeting rooms.
Take a break, sit down, grab a free VR headset and continue to explore more of Perth architecture at oneVR's Virtual Property Tours situated in the Bankwest Tower foyer in the Raine Square development.
One of Australia's largest design practices, HASSELL is a leading architecture, interiors, landscape and urban design studio with more than 700 employees internationally.
Founded in 1895, the Art Gallery of Western Australia comprises three heritage buildings within the Perth Cultural Centre.
His Majesty's Theatre is an Edwardian Baroque theatre which was constructed from 1902 to 1904 during Perth's gold rush period and is an iconic building in our city's CBD.
This year Open House Perth is proud to be opening the public art installation on the Perth City Link site organised by Artsource.
Open House Perth is proud to be opening one of Cox Architecture's brand new Kings Square buildings to the public. 10 Telethon Avenue is the smallest of three new towers and sits on the Roe Street side of the Link site, adjacent to the end of the Lake Street.
The pedestrian underpass leading from Perth Concert Hall under St Georges Terrace to 16 St Georges Terrace was closed to the public in late 2007 when the northern end of the underpass was removed.
The Bell Tower is a purpose built 82.5m high copper and glass campanile housing 12 bells donated from St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London as part of the 1988 national Bicentennial celebrations.
Inlite is a leading supplier of high-end lighting solutions to the Australian and New Zealand architecture and design community. Their
Perth City Link will reconnect the CBD with Northbridge for the first time in 100 years, and in the process create a vibrant new mixed-us
Perth Town Hall sits on the highest, most central point of the original townsite, very close to the spot where early colonists felled a tree to commemorate the Foundation of Perth in 1829.
London House is one of Perth’s premier office buildings and contains a number of interesting features including an award winning lobby.
Primewest purchased The Faulding Buildings at 307 Murray St in July 2007 and in 2012 converted the first floor residential apartments into boutique office space for their own use.
Mimic Lab offers an opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the latest Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality devices and platforms previously unseen in Australia.
Take a walking tour around Western Australia’s most important public infrastructure project in generations.
Enter the ballot to get a spot on one of three limited number tours of this very exclusive building.
The School of Life was founded in London in 2008 by Alain de Botton, and is now open in various cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, London a
The P&O Building is a seven storey office building built in 1929 as the WA office of the Orient Steam Navigation Company. Take a tour to the rooftop of the building and appreciate its place within the heart of our city.
Designed by internationally renowned architect, Harry Seidler, this 43-storey tower won a multitude of state and national design awards upon its completion in 1991.
Shop, eat, drink and get your mutton chops trimmed at one of Perth’s most unique concept spaces.
Built in 1890, the heritage listed Federation Romanesque style building is currently home to Gramercy Studios, a software development stu
Roberts Day's new office fitout is the latest project completed by Post-Architecture, the brainchild of the 2015 National Emerging Architect, Nic Brunsdon.
Spacecubed is WA's largest co-working space and hub for the entrepreneurial community of Perth.
Dating back to the days of European settlement upon the Swan River when water transport was the colony’s main method of travel Barrack St
The Flour Factory is an inner city public house across three floors of a historic 100 year old flour mill in Queen Street in Perth’s central business district.
"Exploring Future Cities with the AUDRC"
Varnish on King is a boutique small bar which has been operating in the basement of the heritage listed Smithmore House since 2013 and specialises in great food and an extensive whisky, wine and beer menu.
Bishops See Gardens represents an historic location for the social and cultural development of Western Australia, and is one of the best kept secrets within Perth’s Central Business District.
Unfortunately Darlings Supper Club has had to withdraw from Open House Perth 2015.
Come on down to Elizabeth Quay Inlet for a high intensity sprint regatta on Saturday, 12 November 2016.
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A civic building in the Federation Academic Classical and Stripped Classical styles, Parliament House was officially opened in 1904 to co
Founded in 1868, with the current clubhouse built in 1905, the WA Rowing Club is the last remaining rowing club on the Swan River foreshore.
At 27 years, Gotham Studios is Western Australia’s longest running artist-run initiative currently housing 13 visual artists, arts writers and curators.
Kings Park Education is a facility and home base for educational programs run by the Botanic Parks and Gardens Authority.
Woods Bagot's brand new offices are situated in the newly renovated Palace Hotel, which has been skilfully and tastefully restored whilst also complimented with a contemporary and stylish office fitout.
The Alex Hotel is Perth's newest boutique hotel. Nestled at the end of James Street it couldn't be any closer to the sights and sounds of Northbridge and the CBD.
La Petite Galerie, a micro gallery offering studio space for emerging artists, is housed within the Building for Diversity project by CODA for Foundation Housing.
Paper Mountain is a Perth based artist run initiative with a gallery, creative co-working space and studios, located in the heart of Northbridge.
Beau Est Mien Prints and Design is a printmaking studio and design shop in Northbridge dedicated to the joy of creating.
Take a pit stop at Northbridge's coolest and newest gelateria this Open House Perth weekend by interior architecture firm Ohlo Studio.
Located in the heart of Northbridge, Comet Pizza will be Perth’s newest gourmet pizzeria.
Verdant Apartments is an exciting new development on Stirling Street in Northbridge developed by Stirling Capital and designed by MJA Studio.
North Metropolitan TAFE's CUT Mine is a pioneering learning resource and the only facility of its kind in Western Australia. Flat shoes must be worn on this tour please.
Originally the site of the Old Gaol, the WA Museum first opened in 1891 housing just the Geological Museum.
The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) is a longstanding organisation supporting the development and presentation of contemporary art in Perth.
The first showroom of its kind in WA, Brickworks Design Studio provides an intricately designed space to help select from Brickworks wide range of products.
Occupying one of the city’s most visible intersections The First Church of Christ Scientist, Perth is an often over-looked architectural
Blending the past with the present, this old corner shop-house has been reimagined as a vibrant family home meets working studio.
Robert Muir Old & Rare Books was established in 1973 and based for the first 42 years in Nedlands until it moved into a two storey heritage listed stables building on Lindsay Street in Northbridge in 2015.
The SODA Apartments represent the outcome of an ideal relationship between architect, builder and developer.
On a site surrounded by shops, cafes and pubs, Apartment House occupies the South side of the block making the most of the winter sun and
The DNA Tower derives its name from the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) double-helix molecule, which is found in all cells and controls the development of life.
Opened in 2011, the State Theatre Centre of WA presents a diverse range of contemporary performing arts.
The Creative Arts House is like being at your cool best friend’s house, the space is open and warm, with interesting details and quirky f
The Rialto Terrace Apartments consist of a former 1920's clothing factory that has been modernised for the 21st century.
Architects vittinoAshe and designers Studio Field's workspace on Hoy Poy Street in Northbridge.
The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia was established to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to learn more about how our political system works and how to participate in it more fully.
The Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery is a brand new small batch distillery based on Gordon Street in West Perth.
The renovation of this one bedroom Krantz and Sheldon apartment by architects vittinoAshe demonstrates that a small space can be plentiful and provides delight within a 45sqm envelope.
The Bali Memorial was commissioned in honour of the victims of the terrorist bombing in Bali and those individuals and institutions that provided help and care during the aftermath of the tragic event.
The Federation Walkway is carefully located to enable visitors a range of experiences within the Botanic Garden and to highlight WA's native flora and fauna, the escarpment and river estuary.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.
Aspects of Kings Park is a gallery and retail environment for the highest quality contemporary Australian and Western Australian craft and design.
Ever wondered who/ what changes the green light to red?
The City of Perth Library designed by Kerry Hill Architects sits at the heart of Perth's redeveloped Cathedral Square precinct and is a brand new vibrant community hub with a distinctive cylindrical form.
The Botanic Terraces and Botanic Pavilion opened in Kings Park in 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the WA Botanic Garden.
Built over the former East Perth Locomotive Depot, the Public Transport Centre is one of Perth’s best examples of Brutalist style architecture.
Originally located in Adelaide Terrace, construction of ABC Perth’s new home in East Perth was completed in 2005. The new building achieves a stimulating and healthy work environment that is able to change in line with the future demands of the ABC.
Set on a small block, this efficiently designed steel and timber framed project by Mountford Architects was developed in response to the owners desire for a home that made the most of the entire site and a modest brief.
The Urban Coe-Op is open source City-making at its best.
Located in a light-filled corner of the old Boan’s warehouse conversion in East Perth, Arrival Hall showcases a carefully edited selection of some of the most existing designer home & lifestyle products around.
Forming part of a complex of buildings (that include St Columba's Church (1937), Presbytery (1938), St Columba’s Catholic Primary School
Vibe Apartments is a modern 8-storey sixty apartment development in East Perth by Campion Designs.
Claisebrook Design Community is a co-working space for everybody from the solo freelancer to the industrial mad-scientist.
Heritage House, Gallery + Cultural Centre was built in 1904 for the South Perth Road Board. This Federation Free Style building has stro
Gladstone Street Farm is located on a previously vacant lot on the eastern fringe of the Perth CBD where they have developed a thriving environmental, social enterprise.
The Mends Street Jetty has aesthetic, historic, social and representative cultural heritage significance.
The Exploding! Shed House is an experiment in small footprint in-fill living for modern Perth and a must-see this Open House Perth weekend.
Gloucester Park is the home of harness racing in Western Australia and is located on the banks of the Swan River in East Perth.
Built in 1899, is representative of the development of Mechanics’ Institutes in Western Australia from the mid-nineteenth century, and is
Architect Philip Gresley and Justine Monk designed this tight budget project as their family home - a box that suspends itself from the rear of an existing cottage.
Guerrilla Creative is a not-for-profit community for designers and creatives in Perth, bridging the gap between education and industry.
The South Perth Bowling Club was founded in 1916 on the present site in Mends Street, with one green and a small weatherboard clubhouse.
The North Metropolitan TAFE's GreenSkills Centre is a model of sustainable design and has achieved a 6 star Green Star Rating.
The home and office of Simone Robeson of Robeson Architects shows what can be achieved on a small and challenging site with the right amounts of effort, determination and good design.
The Paddington Street project involved the renovation of a 100 year old cottage in North Perth. Sited east west, the narrow home and small scale rooms needed light, space and access for a growing family.
Home to WA’s premier ballet company, the West Australian Ballet Centre is located on the historic site of the former WA Institute for the Blind in Maylands.
The Psaros Lifestyle Centre showcases a number of Psaros apartment projects in one location. It has been called the Lifestyle Centre as it reflects the Psaros ethos - not just building apartments, but creating lifestyles. It has been designed so people have the convenience of not having to travel to numerous locations to find their perfect property and is ideally located within walking distance of the Perth CBD.
This handmade transformation of a small unit by local architects vittinoAshe is located within a sixties block of flats in North Perth.
Whipper Snapper Distillery is Perth's first urban whiskey distillery. Their whiskey brings together hundreds of years of distilling experience to bring a taste that has stood the test of time, with great Australian ingredients.
Built in 1888, St George's Cathedral is the principal Anglican church in Perth, the mother-church of the Anglican Diocese of Perth and the centrepiece of the city's new Cathedral Square area.
The Wesley College Old Boys Memorial Chapel was constructed in 1961 under the tenure of the Headmaster of the College, Mr Norman Roy Collins.
This house is an infill development on a small rear block bounded on two sides by Dolce Lane.
View Street House 1 is one of a pair of two-storey bright and modern residences creatively converted from an old 1930's single storey duplex in North Perth.
This 1937 Art Deco bungalow has been extensively renovated and extended to allow it to accommodate a growing family and the owners' busy design practice.
View Street House 2 is the second of a pair of two-storey bright and modern residences creatively converted from an old 1930's single storey duplex in North Perth.
Home of award winning architect Jonathan Lake Architects the North Perth House is an exceptional home on a small site in North Perth.
Union Street Residence is the home of Joe Chindarsi of Chindarsi Architects, one of Western Australia’s most sought after residential architectural practices.
ANZAC Cottage was built in one day on February 12,1916 by the community of Mount Hawthorn as a home for a returned wounded soldier and his family and as a memorial for those who lost their lives in the tragic Gallipoli landing.
Encore Apartments is a 7 level, mixed use development that is part of the redevelopment of one of Subiaco's former light-industrial zones on Roydhouse Street.
CASA31 is result of five years of renovation combining an historic 1930s home with a modern extension.
Architects Di Lanzo & Partner have optimised the possibilities of an elevated site, providing a house with ample space, amenity, flexibility, outlook, and privacy.
Home Base is the largest building, renovating, decorating and landscaping centre in Australia with over 350 permanent displays plus a large range of specialist courses.
Foyer Oxford provides young people with fully self-contained transitional housing for up to two years, combined with personalised social supports and opportunities to access employment, education and training.
On A Whim is a new Perth store and clothing label by Erin Vanhaeften and Kate Wilks. The pair has a shared love of quality craftsmanship and beautiful garments.
Hillam Architects is a progressive, innovative and design-orientated architectural firm based in Subiaco.
The State Buildings sit within the Cathedral Square precinct, on the corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street in the centre of Perth, one of the most significant heritage precincts in Western Australia.
Since launching out of Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has become renowned for its collection of locally designed and hand crafted eyewear.
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, COMO The Treasury specialises in hands-on healing, combining traditional Eastern techniques with cutting-edge advances in holistic healthcare
Combining dramatic foliage with earthy blooms, Angela Broads’s floral arrangements are organic and striking, making for unique gifts and event centrepieces.
Long Chim is a triumph of casual dining, combining traditional street food with contemporary flavours.
Just off of Barrack Street sits Petition Beer Corner, Petition Kitchen and Petition Wine Bar & Merchant. Petition’s three spaces offer an 18-tap craft beer bar, a contemporary bistro and an inner-city wine bar with an offering to suit every palate.
Post, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is a convivial spot serving modern Australian cuisine with a French influence, as well as healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine
MJA_studio are the Architectural firm currently working on a number proposals to bring primary and secondary schooling back to the Perth CBD.
Architect Daniela Simon of sodaa designed this home for her own family in 2006.
No. 3 Northwood Street is home to an eclectic community incorporating a charming hole-in-the-wall cafe and a vibrant shared work space.
Designed by Gary Marinko Architects the Poll House is truly one of WA's great architectural gems.
The brief for this house was to demolish the existing 1970’s brick and tile dwelling and create a contemporary family home that would be timeless, refined and respond to the site.
Architect Sam Klopper's own family home features the addition of a modern two-storey timber clad box to the rear of a brick character cottage.
Saint Denis Catholic Church in Joondana was designed by Ernest Rossen and is perhaps one of WA’s most interesting modernist buildings.
The Boulevarde House consists of additions to a corner shop house, transforming an inflexible type into a comfortable family home in a garden setting.
Connections is the oldest continuously running LGBT nightclub in the southern hemisphere. Situated on James Street in Northbridge, Connies has been an integral part of the burgeoning Perth Scene.
This project celebrates the character and charm of an existing 1903 workers cottage situated on this compact inner city block by contrasting and blending its period features with a contemporary rear addition.
177 York Street started life as a joinery workshop, built in the 1960s., before being converted into office space and now medical consulting rooms.
On The Side, discussions from some of WA's leading designers.
Aria Luxury Apartments is the centrepiece of a new, coastal residential development in Swanbourne.
Visit the City of Vincent's Heritage and Eco Ideas Day and find out more on how adapting and updating an older home can be more sustainable than building a brand new eco-house.
Brooklyn Barbershop is an old school barbershop for the modern man in Claremont designed by young design practice AJCD.
Drop into one of Perth's best-known fashion boutique's new store in Claremont this Open House Weekend.
Aurelio Costarella is WA’s best-loved and most successful fashion designer. Check out his latest collection in his State Buildings boutique this Open House Perth weekend.
Emerald Store is a new ladies boutique in Claremont designed by young design practice AJCD.
Built in the mid-1880s, The Station Master’s House and The Goods Shed are part of Claremont Station’s original infrastructure. Respectfully and imaginatively restored with many original features intact, this old freight shed now functions as Perth’s newest cultural hub.
The refurbished Station Master’s House is once more a hive of activity, this time as FORM’s HQ. The graceful single storey wing is office space, while the adjoining two-storey building houses meeting rooms, further offices and a kitchenette.
This striking white masonry box with carefully composed deeply recessed windows was designed and built as a showroom for furniture designer David Foulkes-Taylor by architect Julius Elischer in 1965.
Inspired by the humble beach shack, this modern home makes various contextual references to its beachside location.
Winthrop Hall was designed as a grand ceremonial hall, and is used for graduation ceremonies, concerts, balls and theatrical events. The Senate Room is where the 21 members of Senate meet to manage the affairs of the University.
At its highest point Winthrop Hall’s clock tower measures 150 feet. As well as the clock, it has six rooms that originally accommodated staff and research students.
This project involved turning a rundown 1930's house into a family home & studio office.
Housed within the Brookfield Place precinct, the BHP Billiton workplace occupies 60,000sqm over 34 of the towers 45 floors. A state of the art workspace consisting of open floor plans with access to light, views and amenities are signatures of the design, creating an inviting and flexible work environment with the aim of greater collaboration and increased motivation. The ground plane of the tower is designed to 'knit' surrounding commercial developments, existing and future, to create a unified precinct. Visitors to this years Open House Perth will see breathtaking views from the Level 45 staff hub in this truly iconic building.
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, designed by Hames Sharley, encompasses two campuses, North and South, situated at the QE
The Open House Perth Archi-tectives George and Matilda welcome you to the 2013 Open House Perth Junior Lane.
The site of the Old Treasury Building is one of the most significant heritage precincts in Western Australia and has a rich history spanning more than 135 years.
Print Hall is Perth's first multi-level dining venue, located in heritage listed Newspaper House, the home of the West Australian Newspap
Built over the former East Perth Locomotive Depot, the Public Transport Centre, is one of Perth’s best examples of Brutalist style architecture.
Only in Perth’s vibrant West End will you find the historic St George’s House near Kings Park and the Barracks Arch.
Paying homage to the sophisticated style of New York and the all-day-dining culture of France, The Sentinel has been tailored by renowned
With studios in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney, Woodhead has delivered projects throughout Australia, Asia, E