THE front facade of historic homestead Edenvale at Pinjarra has been restored to its former grandeur following the completion of restoration work to the veranda.
Stakeholders in the heritage-listed former home of WA Premier Sir Ross McLarty gathered to celebrate the official unveiling and mark the completion of restoration work that included the complete replacement of the timber veranda.
Where appropriate, repurposed timber from the previous structure was used.
Shire of Murray President Maree Reid said given the historical and social significance of the building, the restoration of the veranda was a priority project for the shire and the greater Peel region.
The homestead is a popular tourist destination, attracting about 95,000 visitors a year.
Councillor Reid said the precinct’s busy, central location made an ideal venue for the Heritage Tearooms and Pinjarra Visitor Information Point as well as the annual Pinjarra Festival and a number of other events, functions and community activities throughout the year,.
It is also home to a number of community groups including Murray Arts and Crafts Society, the Roger May Machinery Museum, the Pinjarra Patchwork and Quilters Club and Murray Districts Historical Society.
The project was sponsored by Lotterwest, Alcoa and the Shire of Murray.