May the fourth: The Force is strong with these Aussie homes

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMay 1: Real Estate Market Wrap08:04 About as futuristic as a dream home can get. The Death Star-themed theatre room in Hern Hill, Perth. 5 REASONS WHY RATES WON’T RISE UNTIL 2020 INTEREST RATES TO HOLD ‘UNTIL 2020’ FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX He told last year that he got hooked on Star Wars when he was just nine and even built in a secret entrance in his home that opens to “your very own Death Star”.“I thought one day, being a cabinet maker, I’ll build myself a home theatre with a Star Wars theme in it. I didn’t just want to build a room that’s got posters on the walls and a few figurines in the corner. I wanted to actually take a snapshot of the movie and build an actual set and turn that into the theatre. It’s pretty cool.”The four bedroom Peter Fryer-designed home does have several more creature comforts than Darth Vader might have had access to including a heated swimming pool built into the residence under the main roof, a gym, workshop and stables.Rounding out the top three best Star Wars-themed homes ever listed in the country is a Glen Osmond home in South Australia. Though much smaller, the force is strong with this one bedroom masterpiece known as a one-of-a-kind “Skypad”. A Storm Trooper stands guard in the Skypad.center_img Loads of space, but probably no secret storage holds for cargo.Designed by multi award-winning architect Charles Wright, the property even looks like a star — which was probably why it took out the prestigious Robin Dods award from the Australian Institute of Architects four years ago.It was listed as looking “as though floating on the water” and even has a plunge pool that seems to have come straight out of a galaxy far, far away.Alas it took several years for the owners to find someone to replace them as “custodians of this magnificent property”, though they eventually sold for a much reduced price of $4m in November 2016.If that’s doesn’t tantalise the senses, then living inside the Death Star surely will — and if you’ve got mid to high $2m in Aussie credit this could be one to consider for your next interstate move. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoStar Wars mega-fan Heath Walters had his multimillion-dollar Hern Hill home in Perth designed with a theatre room that the skilled cabinet maker turned into a real life Death Star set. It was listed as “the ultimate pad inspired by science fiction and influenced by a timeless icon”. The stand alone penthouse in the sky has a unique curvaceous design, and even has its own Stormtrooper standing guard next to floor-to-ceiling glass windows.And, while this is also the cheapest of the three properties, fans have missed out on possibly the bargain of the century as the home sold six months ago for $850,000.We can only hope that the Force is strong with more homeowners so we can enjoy even more stellar masterpieces like these in future. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Alkira in Queensland’s Daintree forest looks like something straight out of the future.STOP wishing you were off planet this May the Fourth, these Aussie homes are oozing with the Force, living the Star Wars dream every day. These are three of the best homes ever listed on that have Star Wars running through their beams — and one’s still up for sale right now.The most amazing has got to be the award-winning Queensland home that accidentally ended up personifying or should that be “homifying” the formidable Millennium Falcon.Imagine the Corellian YT-1300f light freighter landing somewhere on the Forest Moon of Endor and you’ll come close to what it feels like in this home called Alkira — an Aboriginal word for Sky.Tucked in the forests of the Daintree, surrounded by water, powered by the sun and completely self-sufficient, Alkira once had a price tag of $15 million.last_img read more

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