Incredible giant barn hits the market with a living room that doubles as a 1950s diner and a freight elevator to take the owner to their bedroom – so would you live there?
- Barn house with eight bedrooms, six bathrooms is on the market
- One person lives in the highway house in Glen Forrest, WA
- Huge barn built next to a 1950’s detached cottage and has two separate levels
- The property, which is on the market, is expected to sell for $ 850-900K
A property of three detached houses has hit the market, offering homeowners eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, four kitchens, and a living room decorated like a 1950s diner.
On a plot of one and a half hectares, a gigantic barn-style house with over 800 m2 of floor space has been built next to a cottage from the 1950s. 2350 Great Eastern Highway Glen Forrest, 30 minutes south of Perth in Western Australia.
The home – currently occupied by one person – is expected to sell for between $ 850 and $ 900,000 and includes a theater, banquet hall and two electrical workshops.
Located 30 minutes south of Perth in Western Australia, this Glen Forrest property has a 1950s diner-style living room (pictured)
The house includes the original cottage (left), a giant two-story barn-style house (center), a small studio and two fully equipped workshops with electricity.
Some of the furniture in the house was bought from a famous Western Australian restaurant called Jimmy Dee’s
Earnshaws Real Estate agent Mike Steadall told Daily Mail Australia that the house was ‘bigger than Ben Hur’.
‘It was built by a father and his son. They first bought the original house, the blue one next door, then decided they wanted to build this barn, and it’s huge, ”he said.
‘It’s huge, I’ve got people through it and they just have their mouths open.
‘The son is a FIFO and dad was retired, you try to stand there and imagine why they built this house and I don’t understand why it’s so big.
“And it’s awkwardly big, it’s a big guy, there’s no female touch in it, I think.”
Mr. Steadall said he expected it to go to ‘a very unique buyer’ such as an extended family of about 20 family members, an entrepreneur or someone ‘creative’ who wants to put their own spin on the house.
He said it could be split into three or four houses, as the barn had two separate areas with their own kitchens, including an elevator that makes the top level more accessible and double-glazed windows that face the highway.
The entire house has six bathrooms (one in the photo), three of which are in the main barn-style house
There are eight well-sized bedrooms spread throughout the property, painted in a variety of colors
There is also a one bedroom, one bathroom studio with a kitchen (shown) in the block
The original 1952 two-story house was purchased in 2010 for $ 455,000 and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
In 2014 and 2015, the owner built the gigantic two-story barn-style Colourbond house with four bedrooms, including a 55.6 m2 master with an ensuite.
The barn has three bathrooms, a cinema, relaxation room and a 50s themed living room with red leather sofas and a traditional dining booth.
Some of the furniture was purchased from the iconic Western Australian restaurant Jimmy Deans Diner and can be included in the sale of the property.
There is also a self-contained studio with a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, plus two fully functional electric powered workshops that can accommodate trucks.
The property has two fully functional electrically powered workshops (one in the photo) suitable for large trucks
The homes are located one 7,214 square foot block off the Great Western Highway in Glen Forrest, WA
The floor plan of the houses (photo) shows that there are three to four independent living spaces