Pole House (House in the Pole) in Fairhaven was built by architect Frank Dixon and quickly became a reference point, an attraction by the hand of man, a watchman concrete guard the east gate of the Great Ocean Road.
The house was designed by the architect as a holiday home for his family in the 70s, a time before computers and bypass roads, when the coast was a rumor, and became a totem in a faraway place. A local landmark known to several generations of motorists and tourists as “the house on a pole.” This modest house with hipped roof rose above the cliffs and shrubs on a stem impossibly thin concrete. The project was conceived in the mid-1960s but not fully documented until 1970, with the construction, most carried out by Dixon himself, continuing until 1978. Dixon, who died on October 30, 2013 at the age ninety years, he lived long enough to see its iconic beach house turned into a cult building and be nominated, albeit unsuccessfully, for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register of Australia. The new Pole House after rehabilitation by F2 Architecture from 2013 to 2014 is available for holiday rental. (Wikiarquitectura)
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