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Old October 8th, 2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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The Pole House

This spectacular house, located along the Great Ocean Road near melbourne Australia, is for sale for the frist time ever:











Anchored deep into the sand dunes, the property boasts a room perched on a giant concrete pedestal more than 130 metres above sea level.

This room is connected to the main house by a 23-metre elevated walkway that gives a bird's eye view of the surf below.

A favourite among snap-happy tourists, the unique set-up has provided the backdrop for two television advertisements.

Aireys Inlet Real Estate agent James Worssam yesterday said the property at 60 Banool Road could never be repeated.

``You could never build another house like this on the coast, so big and so close to the water. An architect would not even draw it up,'' Mr Worssam said.

``It is one of the most photographed and iconic properties on the entire Australian coastline.''

He said it was the first time the property had come on to the market since the owners built in the 1970s.

Architect and engineer Frank Dixon purchased the land in 1965 and completed the pedestal section in 1977-78.

The house section was burnt out in the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983 and rebuilt in 1984, while the pedestal section survived largely unscathed.

Mr Worssam said the famous square room was self-contained with a bedroom, small bathroom, kitchen and living area, all with sensational views from Aireys Inlet to Lorne.

``The building is held upright by nine steel prongs anchored 26-feet deep into the ground,'' he said.

The property is for sale by public tender. The tender closing date is Monday, November 7.
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Old October 10th, 2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Reminds me a bit like the famous Chemosphere house in Los Angeles...





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Old October 11th, 2005, 05:47 AM   #3
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Top photo looks like a ******' garden shed.
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