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Jeannie

Eichler homes in America are along the same lines, and equally as sought after over there. Pettite and Sevitt used the same philosophy as Eichler - employing architects to design homes. Here in W.A. we now we have a small cadre of builders in our project homes who obviously do not use architects, and the result is they all look virtually the same floor plan, with minor changes from each other, and rely on their display homes to display pretty interior furnishings which distract from the fact that so many of these houses are stuck in the master bed with 2 or 3 very minor bedrooms era. These rooms have space for a single bed and a very small wardrobe. Great for young kids, but kids have a habit of growing up, wanting space for their computers and games, and to have friends for sleepovers.

Have yet to see even 1 project house which has factored in our current average family sizes and present lifestyles, or produced homes suitable for our ever growing ageing population who are cashed up, but have nothing on offer for them.

   
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David Stanmore

Great article and love the site. I own a Type C Three bedroom P&S home in Coffs Harbour, its intact and has been featured in a study of post WW11 History. The home was Built in 1972 and designed by Ken Wooley. It was the local display home for P&S. Its simple but in extremely good condition. We are doing light restoration work and will be offering the gorgeous little home as a furnished rental to visitors to our region soon.

   
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ajtay1

We have just bought a home in Murray Bridge and think it might have some architectural interest. It seems to reference Pettit and Sevitt in several ways. We'd appreciate expert comment.

   

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