Weird and wonderful homes around Australia


For those bored with the cookie-cutter type home, why not try something a bit more quirky? From a Melbourne residence stuck in the 1970s, to a cosy cabin lost in the Tasmanian wilderness, give a nod to the weird and wonderful.


1. A grand mansion

Do you dream of a lavish lifestyle? Then this over-the-top estate might be just for you. As you enter the walled grounds of this peculiar property, you are immediately aware that this is no ordinary home. Built in 1891, the home showcases a Victorian Gothic design and fully represents the opulence and grandeur of its time.

                                                     Photos: 263 East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

2. Iconic shop-front

Perfect for die-hard cricket fans, this prominent property served as a shop-front for generations, with a profile that has made a significant contribution to the streetscape as the home of Fisher Cricket Bats since 1996. Aside from its unique character, this space features three bedrooms and a generous living room and dining room.

                                              Photos: 126-128 Williamstown Road, Kingsville VIC 3012

3. 1970s terrace residence

Are you a fan of wallpaper? Well look no more, this home might just be everything you’ve been looking for. Rewind back time to the 1970s with this nostalgic listing. A classical terrace that resides in Fitzroy, Melbourne, offering fixtures throughout that are reflective of the Victorian era.

                                                            Photos: 46 Gore Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

4. Winter wilderness lodge

Have you ever imagined yourself living in a cosy cabin lost deep in the wilderness? Well this property is about as secluded as it gets. Situated in the Ben Lomond National Park, this cedar clad ski lodge sleeps up to six people and sits at the highest residential location in Tasmania.

                                                Photos: 0 Zermatt Lodge, Ben Lomond TAS 7212

5. Former church building

On the market for a house? How about a church turned into a retail space? We say, why not have both. This unusual pairing offers a home and a former church (with commercial and retail zoning) on two titles. The church itself features five-metre high ceilings and tall cathedral windows, creating a wonderful canvas.

                                                                Photos: 234 Port Road, Alberton SA 5014

6. Camelot towers and penthouse

This well renowned B&B located within a 45-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD is nestled in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. It consists of several dwellings including The Penthouse, Shakespeare Cottage, the Sandstone Suite, and most endearing of them all – the Camelot Tower – a castle-like accommodation.

                                                            Photos: 9-11 Sunset Avenue, Olinda VIC 3788

7. The Crest Castle

This list would not be complete without a real-life castle in the mix. Take this wondrous and magical hideaway for example, boasting  11 bedrooms and nine bathrooms (yes, you read that right). A key highlight of this fortress is the surrounding gardens, which the listing says “would even inspire Monet”.

                                                                             Photos: The Crest Castle, VIC 3095



Date: 19th August 2016


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