120 years of shaping WA: Get to know longtime locals Plunkett Homes

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From carpenter Thomas Scott Plunkett’s arrival in Western Australia in 1900 to today, Plunkett Homes have spent 120 years proudly shaping WA’s building history.

Establishing Plunkett Homes in 1903 alongside his brother William Thomas Plunkett, the pair would become instrumental in establishing the iconic streetscapes of suburbs like Mount Lawley, Highgate, Mount Hawthorn, Inglewood, South Perth, Nedlands and Claremont.

In fact, the original 1910 Plunkett family home still stands today on Wright Street, Highgate!

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Inspired by the Federation style of these historic homes? Immerse yourself in Plunkett Homes‘ 40 Federation-inspired designs, whether you’re building a charming inner-city home or a sprawling country estate.

As Thomas’ son Charles took over the business, they pioneered many West Australian firsts – building the first display home and establishing the first display village, as well as introducing WA’s first 20 Year Structural Guarantee.

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They were also one of the first WA firms to introduce concrete floors in residential buildings, coinciding with a move towards a sleek mid-century style that is still beloved today. California-meets-Perth, Plunkett Homes’ Mid-Century inspired homes incorporate expansive windows, thoughtfully-zoned open-plan spaces and a good dash of retro flavour.

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Over more than a century, Plunkett Homes have explored just about every architectural style under the West Australian sun, stretching from the lush Great Southern to the wide open Mid West – transforming along with WA.

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Since joining the JWH group in 2006, Plunkett Homes have continued to build homes perfectly suited to the way you live today and how you’ll live in the future.

With clean lines, a restrained palette and a luxuriously minimalistic approach, their collection of 40 contemporary home designs welcomes in a new era and allows your lifestyle to shine. 

With offices throughout WA, they truly are your local builder – head to the Plunkett Homes website to find out more about their 120-year legacy.

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