Giant shed home in Glen Forest off Great Eastern Highway, WA, is for sale

Incredible giant shed hits the market featuring a living room that doubles as a 1950s diner and a goods lift to take the owner up to their bedroom – so would you live there?

  • Shed-style house with eight bedrooms and six bathrooms is on the market 
  • The home off the highway in Glen Forrest, WA, has one person living in it
  • Giant shed built next to standalone 1950s cottage, and has two separate levels
  • The property, which is on the market, is expected to be sold for $850-900K

A property with three standalone houses on it has hit the market offering homeowners eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, four kitchens and a living room decorated like a 1950s diner.

Set on an acre-and-a-half plot of land a giant shed-style home with over 800sqm of floor space has been built alongside a 1950s cottage at 2350 Great Eastern Highway Glen Forrest, 30 minutes south of Perth in Western Australia.

The residence – currently lived in by one person – is expected to sell for between $850-$900,000 and includes a theatre, function room and two powered workshops.

This property in Glen Forrest, 30 minutes south of Perth in Western Australia, includes a 1950s diner-style living room (pictured)

The house includes the original cottage (left), a giant two storey shed-style home (middle), a small studio and two fully functioned powered workshops

The house includes the original cottage (left), a giant two storey shed-style home (middle), a small studio and two fully functioned powered workshops

Some of the furniture inside the house was bought from a famous West Australian restaurant called Jimmy Dee's

Some of the furniture inside the house was bought from a famous West Australian restaurant called Jimmy Dee’s

Real estate agent Mike Steadall from Earnshaws Real Estate told Daily Mail Australia the house was ‘bigger than Ben Hur.’ 

‘It was built by a dad and his son. They bought the original cottage which was the blue one next door first and then decided they wanted to build this shed, and it’s enormous,’ he said.

‘It’s massive, I’ve taken people through and they’re just open-mouthed.

‘The son’s a FIFO and dad was retired, you try and stand there and imagine why they built this house and I can’t get my head around why it’s so big.

‘And it’s awkward big, it’s a blokes big, there’s not a woman’s touch in there I believe.’

Mr Steadall said he expected it would go to ‘a very unique buyer’, such as an extended family of around 20 relatives, a business owner or someone ‘creative’ who wants to put their own spin on the home. 

He said it could be split into three or four homes as the shed had two separate spaces with their own kitchens, including an elevator which makes the top level more accessible and double-glazed windows facing the highway. 

The entire residence has six bathrooms (one pictured) including three in the main shed-styled house

The entire residence has six bathrooms (one pictured) including three in the main shed-styled house 

There are eight well-sized bedrooms across the entire property painted with different colours

There are eight well-sized bedrooms across the entire property painted with different colours

There is also a one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio flat with a kitchen (pictured) on the block

There is also a one-bedroom, one-bathroom studio flat with a kitchen (pictured) on the block

The original two-storey 1952 home was bought in 2010 for $455,000 and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

In 2014 and 2015 the owner built the giant two-level Colourbond shed-style house which has four bedrooms, including a 55.6sqm master with an ensuite.

The shed has three bathrooms, a cinema, entertainment room and a 1950s-themed living room with red leather couches and a traditional dining booth. 

Some of the furniture was bought off the iconic West Australian restaurant Jimmy Deans Diner and can be included in the sale of the home. 

There is also a standalone studio with a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, plus two fully functional powered workshops that can fit trucks inside them. 

The property has two fully-functional powered workshops (one pictured) that can fit large trucks

The property has two fully-functional powered workshops (one pictured) that can fit large trucks 

The homes are set on a 7214m2 block off the Great Western Highway in Glen Forrest, WA

The homes are set on a 7214m2 block off the Great Western Highway in Glen Forrest, WA

The floor plan of the homes (pictured) shows there are three to four standalone living spaces

The floor plan of the homes (pictured) shows there are three to four standalone living spaces

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *