The Pole House at Fairhaven Beach is the most photographed house on the Great Ocean Road, and probably Australia!
ONE of Australia’s most photographed houses has finally been unveiled, revealing a sleek, stylish facelift more than five years in the making.
Fairhaven’s pole house has been a landmark of the Great Ocean Road since 1978, but was demolished early last year to make way for a new steel and glass structure.
The new building now features brand new interiors, with floor-to-ceiling retracting glass walls to take full advantage of the sweeping sea vistas from Aireys Inlet to Lorne.
The toilet and supporting steel pole is concealed in a feature wall clad with warm burnt ash timber.
Outside, the famous walkway has also been transformed with glass balustrades, giving visitors the sense of walking on air.
The pole house was not the only structure to be demolished on the property – owners Kathi and Raymond Adams also levelled an old beach bunker to build a state-of-the-art holiday house for themselves on the same block.
“This is such an iconic landmark at the start of the Great Ocean Road.”
“The architect who built it, Frank Dixon, passed away a few months ago, but I think he’d be happy with this – the integrity of the design has been enhanced and stayed pretty faithful to the original.”
Suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, the Pole House is one of Australia’s most iconic homes. Recently renovated, The Pole House now adds a luxurious modern setting to a holiday experience like no other. Whilst carefully planned and crafted, The Pole House is not about accommodation, nor is it about facilities or amenities, of which it has many, The Pole House is about the experience. Picture yourself waking to the sound of crashing waves, opening your eyes to find yourself suspended above the most spectacular coastline in the country. The Pole House is adventure, so take yourself to the edge and indulge in one of the most unique, iconic and awe inspiring destinations.
The Fairhaven pole house is available for holiday rent through Great Ocean Road Holidays.
For more information, phone 5220 0200.