Open House Perth has released their 2017 program and there is plenty to like about this years line up. Opening on the weekend of November 11th & 12th, there’s over 100 buildings, institutions, studios, houses and gardens spread across the city to explore. Guided tours will give you a backstage pass offering further insight into the design of these incredible spaces and for those more exclusive buildings, a ballot system has been created with limited spots available. There will also be one-off events that celebrate the local talent in WA.

For the past 6 years, Open House Perth event has shown off an expansive collection of private and public building and this year it welcomes 35 new destinations. Some of the notable debuting locations include the Channel 9 Studios, Madaschi by Iwanoff, Northbridge Brewing Co and Eden Apartments Floreat, plus many more.

Open House Perth 2017 highlights

It’s expected over 50,000 people will participate in this year’s event, so be sure to check out the Open House Perth 2017 program to get your weekend sorted.  We’ve scoped out a few of the properties that caught our eye and may be worth a look.


The studio of Geyer at The Old Cloisters Building

In the CBD it’s hard to go past stepping into the offices of some of the country’s top architects. This year, Hassell and Geyer are opening their doors to their studios giving you unprecedented access.

Also happening in Perth’s CBD is the Skater’s Eye Tour.  For an hour, local skateboarder Morgan Dyson will lead a tour around the city to some of the skater’s hot spots. This requires a booking, so be sure to snap up your place quickly.


The Old OCH Building | Image: Warrington Property

The West prescient has ample buildings and homes to visit over the two days. We’re particularly excited to see Ascher Smith open the doors to Duke Street for the first time. You’ll find plenty of ideas to steal from this home which includes several Eco Outdoor products!

Also in the West is the iconic white masonry box that is home to the Australian Institute of Architects. And if you like historic architecture, you should join a guided tour of the Old CBH Building.


Silver Street by ehdo Architecture

Just three locations are open down south including Silver Street by ehdo Architecture. Constructed over a four year period, the attention to detail is incredible.


Nature Inspired Eco House by Etica Studio | Image: Dion Robeson

Head East and you can explore David Weir Architect’s Exploding Shed House. This one 1 bedroom and 1 bath home proves limited space is not necessarily a negative.  Another house that’s pushing the boundaries is the Nature Inspired Eco House by Etica Studio. The mix of materials and mid-century design style creates a homely vibe that contrasts with brutalist nature of the East Perth Transit Building

If you’re a whiskey fan, don’t forget to pop into Whipper Snapper distillery which will be hosting guided tours.


North Perth Bungalow by arc-seven.1 | Image: F22 Photo

Over to the North, you’ll find another home that includes some of Eco Outdoor products. Renovated by the team at arc-seven.1, the 1937 art-deco North Perth Bungalow manages to balance character and history with the modern requirements of a young family and studio space.

Also in the North is the iconic Madaschi Residence designed by Bulgarian architect, Iwan Iwanoff and the modern Triangular House by Robeson Architects.

For more on the event, visit Open House Perth.