Crawley Edge Boatshed, Swan River, is a Perth icon. This beautiful boatshed sits at the end of a timber boardwalk on the banks of Matilda Bay on the Swan River.

Built some time in the 1930s, perhaps to house the pleasure boat of some affluent local, it’s changed hands numerous times, as well as undergoing various repairs and renovations over the decades after storms and floods.

Following major works to restore it to its former glory in 2004, the historic structure was re-launched by triple solo-circumnavigator of the world Jon Sanders and single solo-circumnavigator David Dicks.

A stunning piece of nautical architecture, we think it would make the perfect boutique weekender (if only we had the money).

Alas, it’s just sitting pretty for the time being, causing people to stop on Mounts Bay Road, take out their cameras and capture its beauty.

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