We’ve been photographing unique Australian homes for nearly TEN (10!) years now… but we still get crazy jitters when we capture a house as magical and unique as this!
It was back in August that we first ran our story on ‘Research House’, the Eltham home of architect John Henry and Deb Ganderton. A mind-boggling 1,000 cubic metre space, with 6.5 metre high walls and the most jaw-dropping wall of windows overlooking leafy bushland, this is a home truly unlike any other.
Designed by John, the house was built from scratch, commencing in 2000. Though grand in scale, this is a home built on a budget. John and Deb bought their block for $105,000 in 1998, and then spent around $250,000 building the house. To save on costs, the house was constructed using a factory-made shed that John customised, with concrete slabs and a steel structure. The result is a unique floorplan which comprises five open ‘rooms’, demarcated by changes in floor level rather than dividing walls.
And then, of course, there’s the furniture, art and objects – a veritable museum’s worth of colourful collectibles, amassed over a lifetime of collecting!
For the full story and many more photos of this incredible home, do revisit the original story!