Shameen, Armadale, 1914
In 1914 Purnell designed his own two-storey brick house at 17 Munro Street, Armadale. He named it ‘Shameen’, after the island where he had lived in China. The house was featured in the 1914 Melbourne edition of The Real Property Annual. ‘Shameen’ still exists and has not changed very much over the years.