While Kwinana is not known for its heritage architecture, No.3 Lipscombe Court deserves a special mention for its role in the early days of Medina Town.
Prior to the construction of other entertainment facilities, this house operated as a social hub for Medina’s early residents as it was the family home of BP Refinery’s first Manager, Mr. George Cessford. It was built in 1951, and boasted a tennis court and extensive gardens that were maintained by a full-time gardener. The home was considered particularly luxurious at the time as it was one of the few brick homes in the area, most other residences being a mixture of wood and asbestos construction.
Although the house is not currently included in Kwinana’s Municipal Heritage Inventory, it still stands as an example of Medina’s early “dress circle” accommodation.