Former Subiaco Councillor | Certified Financial Planner | Western Australia Party Convenor
The City of Subiaco is one of the oldest local government areas of Perth. One of the prominent features of Subiaco homes is the verandah.
The verandah has a dual role in a family home. It features as an entertainment area and passive surveillance to discourage criminal behaviour.
This home in Churchill Avenue has a typically functional verandah which interfaces with the streetscape:
Now there are even more beautiful ways to expand entertainment areas out on to the verandah:
Sadly old homes with verandahs and chimneys are being demolished for new homes offering no interface with the streetscape and no verandahs.
It will be very disappointing if new Subiaco homes end up looking like this: