Man About the House

Design, comedy and music combine as Man About the House turns four extraordinary Perth homes into temporary performance spaces.

With a long-standing appreciation for architecture, comedian Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross loves a good sticky beak in to other’s homes. Now, he’s inviting the people of Perth to join him from December 1-4.

“I’ve always been passionate about mid- century modern architecture and Man About the House lets people experience buildings in a way they would never normally be able to, while enabling me to explain in a tangible way why this architecture should be protected,” says Rosso.

Presented by the Australian Institute of Architects – WA Chapter, Rosso and his mate Kit Warhurst will treat guests to four nights of laughs, musical performances and insight into the quirks of each unique home.

The concept began in 2012 when Rosso felt the need to do something intimate, personal and meaningful after years of performing at large venues as part of comedy duo ‘Merrick and Rosso’.

The event marks the first time Rosso has performed in WA in 10 years, and follows performances at an impressive list of houses and buildings in Australia, New Zealand, Los Angeles and Palm Springs.


December 1 (Preview): The Coolbinia House

Designed in the 50s by Krantz and Sheldon. Currently the home of David Karotkin, director of Sandover Pinder and former national president of the Australian Institute of Architects.

December 2: Gresley Monk House

A timber ‘box’ addition that suspends itself from a 1950s Government Railways worker’s cottage. This is home to architects’ Justine Monk and Philip Gresley.

December 3: Waverley Street House

A small 1920s bungalow that has been converted to a large family home with Pacific Teak cladding internally and externally. Home to architect Sam Klopper of Klopper & Davis Architects.

December 4: Iwan Iwanoff House

The home and studio of iconic architect the late Iwan Iwanoff. The Bulgarian-born Iwanoff is recognised internationally for his Brutalist buildings, characterised by the use of concrete blocks.

Tickets available through Eventopia.

Man About the House