It’s been called everything from a tourist attraction to an eyesore. Now Ballan’s ‘Dome House’ is being demolished to make way for a new facility.

It is believed a retirement village will be built on the 5 acre Denholms Road property.

Built in 2008, the Dome house was designed to withstand any natural disaster including tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, bushfires and termites.

The Dome has 3 stories, 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The home was completely off the grid relying on solar power, and a wind powered generator. A diesel generator was used as a last resort backup.

In 2001 Tony Clarke proposed that the ‘monolithic geodome’ be built in the Ballan residential area but height limits prevented this from happening at the time – and the project was shifted to Denholms Lane, on the south side of the Ballan railway station.

The property was listed for $1.45 million with price reductions to $1.2M and $995,000.

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Author: Dev