This week’s episode of Grand Designs Australia features a glass house in the Barossa Valley South Australia.
James and Helen build a 60-metre-long, one-room-wide house that is virtually all glass in the hope of capturing the Barossa Valley views.
The house follows the contour of the hill, a 2.5-metre step down over five separate levels.
At the top of hill, there are four north-facing bedrooms, which are all accessed off a continuous ramp corridor that runs down the side of the house.
This corridor flows into a large living and kitchen area, with a sunken lounge at the end of the house.
One continuous roof plane will run along the entire roof.
An existing 130,000-litre water tank will provide the property with all its water needs.
Grand Designs host Peter Maddison says the simple design and double-glazed windows offer the property lightness and transparency.
The Barossa Valley is a major wine-producing region and tourist destination in South Australia.
It is 60 kilometres northeast of Adelaide and has an approximate population of 20,0000 people.
Last week's episode featured a house in Annandale that was built on a small empty allotment overshadowed by two large buildings either side, one heritage listed.
The Barossa Valley Glass House episode will air on the Lifestyle channel on November 29 at 8.30pm.