The Pad South Perth

SHA were approached by past clients to refurbish a ‘Mediterranean-style’ split-level strata unit however the projects brief changed to new-build when we discussed future needs and aging in place.

The result is The Pad, a beautifully detailed, Japanese inspired, two-bed single-storey home. The architecture is deliberately understated with a minimal material palette of steel, timber, and polished plaster in muted tones.

Intimately connected to its surroundings, including the Canning River inlets, Swan River and views to the city, nature gently flows into the house via three internal landscaped courtyards providing light, views and breezes deep into the site.

This design demonstrates that it’s possible to create delightful and sustainable infill-housing in spite of multiple constraints and challenges imposed by strata by-laws and regulations.

By prioritising access to light and views – and connections to nature – The Pad provides a welcoming residence for our clients to enjoy their retirement and entertain family and friends.


Consultant Team

Architect + Interior Design | Suzanne Hunt Architect

Statutory Planner | Allerding and Associates

Land Surveyor (Pre-design) | Vision Surveys

Quantity Surveyor | HW Associates

Landscape Design | Client

Structural Engineer |Cenit

Mechanical Engineer I SG&K

Electrical Engineer I E Consulting Engineers

Hydraulic Engineer I CHD

Building Certifier I MSA

Energy Efficiency Consultant I Doak – Smith Architecture

Builder & Main Suppliers

Builder | Valento Residences

Aluminium Doors and Windows I Westec

Cabinet Maker I International Cabinets

Lighting I Sii Light

Landscaper I Almond Gardens

Timber I Austim

Project Photo & Video Credits

Photographer | Dion Robeson

Stylist | Anna Flanders

Video | Ross Tinney RT Films