When the clients came to us they already had planning approval however their existing design didn’t really do justice to the beachside location and was very much out of character with the surrounding streetscape.

What they really wanted was a comfortable family home, sympathetic to the their coastal location with a beach house theme that would maximise the northern aspect for passive heating, cooling and outdoor entertaining as well as capturing prevailing sea breezes.

The clients had a desire to use earthy materials and appreciated the benefits of incorporating light framed building systems.


After listening to our client’s needs, we went back to the drawing board and redesigned the home to suit their brief. The home was redesigned around a north facing courtyard accessed via large stacker doors that really open up the living areas to the courtyard and the stunning timber covered alfresco area.

All 4 bedrooms were located on the upper floor, and a small north facing balcony was added off the Master bed as a private retreat.

Another clever idea was incorporating a shower in the powder room and strategically locating it near the study, allowing the option of using the study as a guest bed with adjacent ensuite when the need arises.

We even managed to incorporate a cosy hideaway in the roof, accessed via pull down ladder, for a hobby room, perfect for the clients expansive lego collection.


We opted for double brick construction to the ground floor, incorporating feature recycled face brick elements internally and externally.

A light timber framed insulated suspended floor system was used with compressed fibre cement sheet flooring covered with acoustic matting for minimal sound transfer.

The top floor was constructed with prefabricated timber wall frames, fully insulated and clad externally with vertical accent lining boards.

The tin roof with exposed rafters finished off the house, giving it a unique beach house feel.

Construction methods allowed for quicker build time, less wastage on site and a greener footprint.

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Latest News

12 Nov

This is another upside down living home and is fast becoming a hallmark of Promenade Homes as many of our clients have fantastic blocks with amazing views to take in from the upper levels.

When this home is complete we are sure the clients will be spending a lot of time enjoying their outlook from the expansive balcony. Stunning.

12 Nov

Our concept design for a new project in Vic Park where we are building two homes on 2 x 10M wide blocks.

The designs incorporate recycled bricks and polished concrete floor slab for a unique industrial look and light framed and cladded top floor for a faster build time and improved energy efficiency.

21 Jan

Organising your existing home to be demolished in order to build a new custom home in its place is not a difficult process, and certainly one which you can arrange yourself if you are looking for ways to save money on the road to building your new home.

02 Nov

Saturday 29th October 2016 saw the HIA awards come to town, as Perth home builders were recognised for their outstanding efforts over the past 12 months.

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14 Sep

There are a number of ways that you can save space in your home, especially if you have a narrow block.

Without forethought and planning, a narrow block can lead to your home feeling, well, a little too narrow.

21 Aug

Imagine a house that’s so cleverly designed you won’t need to turn on the air-conditioner, or crank up the heater to keep warm in winter.

Just think about how much money you would save on your electricity bills – not just this month, but forever.

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22 Jul

Check out our feature story that appeared recently in the Sunday Times.

Custom builder Rob Frigo had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to construct a house with the innovative R9 construction product – and he couldn’t be happier with the result.

10 Apr

If you have been keeping abreast of the latest trends in housing you will have heard that Upside Down Living is becoming very popular in Western Australia, especially in our coastal suburbs. 

29 Feb

Though sloping blocks can and do create unique challenges, custom home builders are able to create beautiful, clever designs for split level homes that will surprise and excite you!

23 Nov

This is the headline in our latest press ad. Why? Because we want people to know that project home builders are not the only answer when deciding to build a new home in Perth.

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