Carr St, West Perth
The Mayfair Flats, 83 Carr St, West Perth.(1936)
This beautifully kept block of flats were designed by well known architect W.G. Bennett who designed the Regal Theatre, Subiaco, Plaza Arcade and the wonderful Dyer House on the South Perth esplanade, sadly demolished. When these were built in the Interwar Moderne style, flats were only becoming fashionable and would have stood out in the street as rather ‘avant garde’.
There is a symmetrical appearance with a central entrance and staircase. The name is in stylised lettering and there are narrow bands of horizontal brickwork, with horizontal steel railing on the upstairs balconies.