Teranca Mews Turns 10

Teranca Mews owners George and Kate Houston, with granddaughters Samantha and Kasey Houston, cut the cake.Principal architect Carl Payne with his mother Joan Payne (92), the village’s oldest resident.
Teranca Mews Turns 10
Teranca Mews owners George and Kate Houston, with granddaughters Samantha and Kasey Houston, cut the cake.Principal architect Carl Payne with his mother Joan Payne (92), the village’s oldest resident.

RESIDENTS at a Mandurah retirement village that bucked the trend of suburban brick architecture celebrated its 10th birthday.

The architects of Teranca Mews chose painted rendered walls, weatherboard decor and Colorbond roofs.

About 150 guests celebrated the milestone in the community hall. Hosted by village owners George and Kate Houston, guests included builders, architects, staff and residents.

Mr Houston said the village was designed for family and community style living, as opposed to individualised units.

Architects Kim Donovan and Carl Payne styled Teranca Mews homes to look like one another, but with subtle differences, to avoid class distinction.