In this day and age, many people take to Pinterest for inspiration when designing and building a new home. This was the case for the rear extension and renovation of a timber bungalow – originally built during the early 1990s – in Perth’s Shenton Park.

Not only was the Sandy Anghie-designed project inspired by the owner’s collection of images on the platform, it also quite simply took the name ‘Pinterest House’.

With a south facing rear, one of the key aspects of the design was to separate the new living and kitchen space from the original house with a courtyard. This allowed northern light to the main living spaces, and provided cross ventilation and a greater connection with the garden. 


The design is sensitive to the suburb – which was developed between 1900 and 1939 – with only a small portion of the new build visible from the street. A connection between the old and new is established by the scale, the materials and the pitch of the roof.


When it came to the interiors, the owners took over choosing a monochromatic aesthetic with materials such as crisp white cabinet work, and white marble and concrete flooring.