UNIQUE: Television show Best Houses Australia at Glen Schluter’s Pie Creek home.
UNIQUE: Television show Best Houses Australia at Glen Schluter’s Pie Creek home. Greg Miller

Builder’s home shown on Best Houses Australia

HAVING his impressive bespoke home featured on the Best Houses Australia program was a daunting experience for local builder Glen Schluter.

"It was fantastic, but a bit daunting," said Glen who is the driving force behind Ironbark Homes. "But the presenter was good. He really knew what he was talking about."

Jordan Astra, the series producer, said the house drew their attention because of its uniqueness.

"It's a gorgeous, A-Frame home and really demonstrates the craftsmanship of Ironbark Homes and the carpenters of the area," he said.

The Pie Creek home is over three levels with a subterranean entertaining deck, the ground floor and the top storey comprising of two mezzanine floors either side of the vaulted ceiling living areas.

The ground floor has three bedrooms, including the master with ensuite, the kitchen, main bathroom, dining and living rooms and two separate study areas.

The top floor contains three loft spaces.

"I've been planning this for the past 20 years," said Glen.

All of the timber was sourced from local sawmills and the material of choice was Australian hardwood, such as ironbark, blue gum, spotty gum and jarrah with some soft pine features to accent.

The vaulted, 6m ceilings in the central part of the home feature exposed timber batons and 7m-long columns of polished ironbark. The two staircases on either side are jarrah, all polished and shined to provide a rich and warm texture.

Glen is proud of the work he and his two sons have done on the house.

"Basically I wanted to build it to showcase what can be done with timber," he said.

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