Bizarre bubble house hits market for first time

79 Elanora Way, Karalee, has been listed for sale via expression of interest.

An out of this world bubble house in Brisbane’s west has hit the market for the first time – and it may well be the weirdest and most wonderful home ever.

Its architect owner Graham Birchall took almost a decade to complete construction – a true labour of love that’s partly NASA space base and part Queensland engineering genius.

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The dramatic entry tunnel to the front door.

The home is like a space base on earth in its feel.

The sports bar is on level 1.

Real estate agent Helene Shephard of First National Ipswich has the home at 79 Elanora Way, Karalee, listed for expressions of interest, with interest coming in from all over the globe.

The three bedroom, two bathroom, four car space home sits on 0.51ha of riverside land and was described as ”a world first opportunity”.

Design and construction was a true labour of love.

It celebrates circles across the entire design.

This is how I imagined the Mars base would be – minus the plants.

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The home, which is 20 minutes from Ipswich, was listed as one “that will change how you live in the world right now”.

“What started as a thesis idea, 36 years ago, by Mr Birchall grew into the current family home. Eleven intersecting circular domes which range from 4m to 8m in diameter are the key formations. The remote iris circular shutters provide privacy, function and form,” was how she described it.

The engineering inside it includes the use of an internal water cooling fountain as the airconditioning system.

“A traditional boat builder and carpenter crafted the kitchen complete with all the curves,” she said.

It has 11 domes, 20 rooms and 1,050sq m of floor space over three levels with an entry tunnel on the first level along with a library, media room, sports bar, and even a golf tee.

The second level has a private office, bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchenette as well as a sitting room and cathedral room, while the basement has a wine cellar, lock up garages and a workshop.


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