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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 newly renovated State Buildings, formerly identified as the Old Treasury Buildings, is one of the most significant heritage precincts in Western Australia and has a rich history which spans more than 135 years.
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.
Sue Lewis Chocolatier will, for many, be a very welcome addition to the retail quarter of the newly renovated State Buildings.
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!
Experienced barista, Luke Arnold, offers meticulously crafted coffee using the best locally roasted beans and expert techniques.
The Honeycake, previously Fremantle's best kept culinary secret, has moved to Perth's newly renovated State Buildings.
Cameron Chisholm Nicol is an integrated architectural, urban and interior design practice, with a current focus on design to accommodate Perth's rapidly-growing population. Tour the studio, and learn about new models for medium-density living.
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.
A by-booking only rooftop tour to the top of Perth's tallest building. Please note THESE TOURS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.
A symbol of modernity, Council House is now a celebrated iconic building and a much loved Open House Perth destination.
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.
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.
FORM is an independent not for profit organisation that develops and promotes local art and creativity.
Guerrilla Creative is a new design collective in Perth shaking things up with collaboration – bridging the gap between design students and graduates of all disciplines and industry, community and the Perth cultural scene.
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.
London House is one of Perth’s premier office buildings and contains a number of interesting features including an award winning lobby.
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.
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.
The Museum of Perth is Perth's newest museum opening in October 2015. It chronicles the social, cultural, political and architectural history of Perth.
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.
Open House Perth is proud to be opening one of Cox Architecture's brand new Kings Square buildings to the public for the first time. 10 Telethon Avenue is the smallest of three new towers and sits on the Roe Street side of the Link site, adjacent to the western end of the temporary busport.
This year Open House Perth is proud to be opening the public art installation on the Perth City Link site organised by Artsource.
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.
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.
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.
Spacecubed is WA's largest co-working space and hub for the entrepreneurial community of Perth.
Enter the ballot to get a spot on one of three limited number tours of this very exclusive building.
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.
Shop, eat, drink and get your mutton chops trimmed at one of Perth’s most unique concept spaces.
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.
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.
Beau Est Mien Prints and Design is a printmaking studio and design shop in Northbridge dedicated to the joy of creating.
Central'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.
Unfortunately Darlings Supper Club has had to withdraw from Open House Perth 2015.
At 27 years, Gotham Studios is Western Australia’s longest running artist-run initiative currently housing 13 visual artists, arts writers and curators.
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.
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.
Opened in 2011, the State Theatre Centre of WA presents a diverse range of contemporary performing arts.
Verdant Apartments is an exciting new development on Stirling Street in Northbridge developed by Stirling Capital and designed by MJA Studio.
Architects vittinoAshe and designers Studio Field's workspace on Hoy Poy Street in Northbridge.
Originally the site of the Old Gaol, the WA Museum first opened in 1891 housing just the Geological Museum.
The Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery is a brand new small batch distillery based on Gordon Street in West Perth.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 exciting home & lifestyle products around.
The Central institute of Technology's GreenSkills Centre is a model of sustainable design and has achieved a 6 star Green Star Rating.
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.
Built over the former East Perth Locomotive Depot, the Public Transport Centre is one of Perth’s best examples of Brutalist style architecture.
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.
Vibe Apartments is a modern 8-storey sixty apartment development in East Perth by Campion Designs.
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.
Whipper Snapper Distillery is Perth's first urban whiskey distillery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This handmade transformation of a small unit by local architects vittinoAshe is located within a sixties block of flats 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.
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.
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.
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.
Architects Di Lanzo & Partner have optimised the possibilities of an elevated site, providing a house with ample space, amenity, flexibility, outlook, and privacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saint Denis Catholic Church in Joondana was designed by Ernest Rossen and is perhaps one of WA’s most interesting modernist buildings.
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.
Architect Daniela Simon of sodaa designed this home for her own family in 2006.
Designed by Gary Marinko Architects the Poll House is truly one of WA's great architectural gems.
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.
MJA Studio are the architectural firm behind an exciting new proposal for a mixed use development on the Subiaco Oval site which includes Subi Surf Park - a 300 metre long fresh water lagoon capable of generating high quality 2 metre high surfing waves on demand.
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.
On The Side, discussions from some of WA's leading designers.
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.