daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture

Architecture news and discussions on all buildings types and urban spaces
» Classic Architecture | European Classic Architecture and Landscapes | Public Space | Shopping Architecture | Design & Lifestyle | Urban Renewal and Redevelopment

Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Thread Tools
Old October 8th, 2005, 07:45 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: melbourne
Posts: 7,122
Likes (Received): 1015

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.
Grollo no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old October 10th, 2005, 12:22 AM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 268
Likes (Received): 1

Reminds me a bit like the famous Chemosphere house in Los Angeles...

TheOingoBoingoBandit no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 11th, 2005, 05:47 AM   #3
Phenomenal Fullerton
'DON'T Daint, you prick!'
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 127
Likes (Received): 0

Top photo looks like a ******' garden shed.
Phenomenal Fullerton no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu