The most iconic house on the Great Ocean Road – The Pole House Fairhaven Victoria


The most iconic house on the Great Ocean Road – The Pole House Fairhaven Victoria

All the joinery, cabinets and Kitchens are by us @blue horizon interiors and feel very proud to have been part of this landmark renovation…

When I received the plans for this residence situated about a half hours drive down the Great Ocean Road in the beautiful town of Fairhaven I was excited that it was the icon I remember from growing up! A cruise down the Great Ocean Road and this is the house that you remember, perched upon a 15 metre pole this 8m x 8m square residence has been in the media and in peoples photo collections since the 1970’s and still today there is nothing else like it!


The House on the pole #polehouse is the Icon, Parking level with the house and walking straight out onto the boardwalk the view is amazing! Just watching the landscape disappear beneath you and behind you is an experience in itself, but once inside it is a whole other world.

Boardwalk to polehouse

ireplace curved bathroom Pole

Inside you will find a studio type apartment consisting of a Kitchenette, Robe with built in bed, Central curved bathroom and a lounge space that offers the most amazing views of this part of the Great ocean road that you have ever experienced.  With sliding glass walls to the south east looking all the way back to the lighthouse in Aireys Inlet as well as sliding glass walls to the south west offering views all the way to Lorne pier you can sit back in the sofa and enjoy the uninterupted panoramic views with the ambiance of the ceiling hung teardrop open fireplace, hung in the south corner of the building.

Pole Bathroom

pole fold away bed

All the cabinetry is very clean and simple, in the robe you have some shelving and hanging space as well as some bedside tables for storage within all this you have a fold down bed from which is amazing and the best I have ever worked with, the material is an Eveneer product – Alpikord ‘Ammara Ebony’ which is a prefinished veneer board only available from . The material itself is a dark timber with a kind of burnt orange streak through, it is a great product, durable and really pleasent to work with.

Pole House Fairhaven

The Kitchen is very neat with all the comforts of a Dishwasher, Microwave, fridge ect.  The mirror splashback really adds depth to the kitchen and the Black stone benchtops by add an exceptional clean image to the project.

Not only was the house on the pole re-built but another dwelling was also built directly behind the pole house, the house behind is where the real joinery began, from the curved island bench including curved doors #builtbybluehorizon the floor to ceiling (3 meters) Kitchen which adjoins the Theatre room Joinery which runs the entire length of the building, amazing robes and home theatre joinery….

Theatre Room Pole

theatre room pole

Kitchen Banool Road Island Pole

You can also follow this link to see the house on #betterhomesandgardens

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