Affordable, architect-designed homes in Perth, Western Australia.
At last, homes that are designed for sustainability and delivered with transparency.
Want to join the new breed of ethical and sustainable homeowners?
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What We Do
New Resident procures the best urban infill sites with existing character homes and mature trees.
Then delivers a micro-community of affordable, architect-designed homes that are sustainable and ethical.
New Resident Homes are Affordable
- Buy an architect-designed home for within 10-15% of the suburb’s median equivalent house price (new builds only; does not include architect-renovated character homes ie existing buildings) Learn more
- Save years off your mortgage Learn more
- Enjoy low living costs through energy efficient home design Learn more
New Resident Homes are Sustainable
New Resident Homes are Ethical
Existing character homes? Saved.
Established, mature trees? Not cut down.
- Locally sourced recycled bricks? Yes.
Sustainably sourced and locally made fixtures and finishes? As a priority.
Homes designed to be lived in (not just displayed and sold).
At New Resident, Ethical means we believe in doing the right thing for residents, the neighbourhood, local businesses and the environment.
New Resident Homes are Architect-Designed
Founded by architects, New Resident believes architecture should be accessible. Through its vision for affordable, ready-made architecture in Perth, Western Australia, New Resident defies the sameness and shortcutting of traditional developers to deliver a revolution in house & land packages.
Out with the old, in with the New:
- Our homes are liveable and sustainable (cost savings are not the be all and end all at New Resident).
- High quality natural and sustainable materials are worth it when you live it.
- Fixtures and finishes are of the highest specification, because little details make a big difference.
Who are the architects? New Resident was founded by award-winning, cult-followed feminist architecture practice, Whispering Smith.
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The Waitlist is where it all happens – from new location announcements to invitations to advanced viewings on upcoming projects.
New Resident has an eye for picking great neighbourhoods. It could be because our team is made up of bike-riding, dog-walking, cafe-obsessing architects and placemakers…
Our Neighbourhood profiles are not demographics and stats, they’re more like a cool cousin showing you around their hometown.
Want to get a vibe on what our New Resident homes are all about? Click here for our photo essay of architecture, plants, materials, finishes and details. Lots of details.
Word on the Street
Invest & Co-Develop
For all investment and co-development enquiries, please email email@example.com
We would love to hear from you.
New Resident is the (r)evolution of award-winning, cult-followed feminist architecture practice, Whispering Smith. Based in Fremantle, Western Australia, its projects have been featured in ArchDaily, the Design Files, Domus, Habitus, ArchitectureAU, Houses Magazine and DesignBoom.
New Resident sees ‘business as usual’ as the enemy. The old way (traditional house and land packages) will see more than 50% of Perth’s urban tree canopy destroyed, hundreds of thousands of local character homes demolished and millions of tonnes of embodied CO2 dumped in landfill. They need not.
New Resident partners with organisations and businesses who share our passion for good design and sustainable development.
New Resident is upending the WA property market with affordable, architect-designed homes built with the resident, neighbourhood and planet in mind.
Out with the old, in with the New.