Pictures are not really enough to show this extraordinary mega mansion on Gaden Rd Wundowie. Gigantic. Jaw droppingly huge, jaw droppingly bad, complete with massive statue of Alexander The Great, a ferris wheel, football pitch, glass pyramid, water slides, kilometres of columns and statues and even a church. Despite the enormous amount of money that must have been spent, it still looks delightfully half arsed, and the arid bushland setting makes me want to label it magnificent, even though it is one of the most hideous homes you are ever likely to see. Love it. I would give a lot to see the inside. These Macedonians really put Italian bad taste to the sword. Not far from this place, which in real life looks like it’s made of cardboard.
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That last statue is having a wank.
The whole property is having a wank.
Wundowie – too dry to run sheep, lapse into the sin of Onin
Onan? the barbarian
Holy hell in a handbasket, is that really a house? Fascinating. And yes I too would fork out some big bucks to see inside.
I didn’t get a good shot of how huge it is.
I could if its that important
I was having a chortle at your wildly imaginative text, TLA … and then I scrolled …
Is this Rick Ardon’s new place ? That’s him tugging in the last photo, right ? And where’s the monorail in the second last ?
I figured that was an aquaduct and not a monorail.
But I will have the monorail song in my head all day now.
If you look it up on nearmap you get a better aerial view than the photos google maps took.
I think there might be a go-cart track around the soccer pitch.
yes, yes there is…
Monorail or Aqueduct in 2nd last?
I think it delineates one of the carparks.
Probably just the Roman Column storage area. You never know when you’re going to need some.
By some freaky co-incidence when I sent this out to my team, one of my co-worker came running over telling me that this was her Uncle’s house.
The Ferris wheel, sadly, gets little use but is still fully operational. On the aerial view the big building at the back of the block wrapped around the pool contains a large bar, a cinema and several sets of change rooms.
My co-worker has offered to line me up a tour… so, whose paying me for the photos :P
Daniel, we have been trying to identify a good place to meet for next TWoP drinks….
I’ve already had the tour because i know him personaly he is a great guy and I’ve even seen the unfinished part and I’ve been in his two story cubby house and on his go carts.
How many go carts does he have?
TL101 is that you?
This sounds like a string of euphemisms, to me…
Did you go for a dickie back ride?
. . .
Neverland Ranch on the West coast?
There have been some shocking crimes committed in the Perth hills.
This kind of thing in Wundowie really doesn’t surprise me.
That ‘entrance statement’ – the fence is higher than the ones around the Perth Zoo. What kind of creatures roam the denuded landscape of Wundowie? Are they keeping the Wundowie yowie out or in? Or is it just fuck off JoVo’s & Mormons?
You can’t read the giant letters saying Alexander the Great
You know I actually couldn’t, until they were pointed out. I wonder why the lettering is so subdued.
It’s not subdued, just hard to see in the photo. Big metal letters.
oh jesus christ
Magnificent palm tree, too: that is a biggie.
I wonder if palms like that will turn out to be our triffids…
Hope you’re following The Orwell Diaries Outrage. I think you’ll find today’s interesting.
Compared to the rest of the joint its practically subconscious.
I’ve been to a 21st here … toga themed! Everything is huge.
There is a go-kart track!
Here are some photos
Go toga! No one “soiled” the statue?
No no, despite the en mass vomiting expected at a free-booze 21st, the statues were all protected by strict orders from the owner, many attempts were still made to ride the horse though!
I think the statue’s sorted himself out, hasn’t he?
Strange things happen in them thar hills.
Wouldn’t be complete without at least one … I wish it was a pissing fountain though!
I think you are all way too harsh!
If you had travelled inside the grounds (which I have, as this belongs to a great friend), you will see that much time and effort has been put into this home to replicate macedonia itself.
The owners are still working on it, but it will get there.
It has a 20+ person spa, amazing. Massive entertainment area, amazing. Massive pool, amazing. and real house size cubby houses, amazing.
and the 21st was sick, best ever.
neber mind the quality, feel the width
Die Nibelungen Mazedonien
Keeper, did you notice the bits of the intro? TLA nominating this as ‘extraordinary, magnificent, jaw dropping, delightful & then pointing out how poorly the Italians rate in comparison? Props to the masso’s.
some licence taken.
I did say I loved it.
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Nice Statue and house, but why is the ferris wheel deserted thats really strange?
I’ve been inside, it’s not as impressive as you think. Columns, glass ceiling but other than that it’s nothing spectacular. To be honest once inside it doesnt seem very big at all.
The hall with its theatre, bar, spa & sauna is alot more fun!
And there isn’t a ‘massive pool’ on the property. Just a regular size one.
Good to know. It was the size of the pool that really had me astounded.
Given this glaring pool-related misinformation, I put it to you, TLA, sir, that this post has no credibility whatsoever.
Shouldn’t you have finished,
“Good Day Sir!. I SAID Good day!”?
Might I remind each of the relevant sirs of the continuing pertinence of questions concerning the alleged existence of a 20+ person spa at said property. Ipse dixit.
I consider we have established, beyond all reasonable doubt, that, in light of our learned colleague P.Smith’s advice, the subject is simply an unremarkable domicile, supplemented with only a regular-sized swimming pool.
And the funpark is simply a tyre on a rope. There are no, I repeat few, ferris wheels.
On the contrary, the average sized pool compounds the worst factor.
Good day, madam. I said good DAY.
Reminds me of the Pripyat ferris wheel near Chernobyl for some reason…
Personally I think the entire property is remarkable…. I for one enjoy history and themed establishments, not that I know of many… There really are not many creative properties in W.A…… I enjoy the fact it appears to have numerous other buildings and in particular a church in the background… What a fantastic property for prayer and retreat…. I could also envisage underpriviledged children, fosters kids and carers enjoying what the property has to offer, castles, chariots, tennis, The oval (Many many uses) Go-carting, Archery etc etc (Is there stables?)…. So many other buildings (What are they)…There appears to have been an absolute mountain of work completed and on such an extensive scale…. The aquaducts, the rotunda etc Love the Alexandrian and Roman styling!!! You would imagine it was created to give joy to people…. This property has been on my mind for a long time, in actual fact I have parked out on the road many times (And No I am not a stalker!!)…. I would have some brilliant uses for it (As would many others I imagine)……
Dreams or visions are free….. God Bless
So is it all about the rooting or not?
Shoving, Dear boy.
It’s the shoving.
Sad to say Gav , but all it is the proverbial glittered turd.
Hey Bill, have you actually seen the place? Who are you to judge without knowing all the facts?
I’m a neighbour and most of us around here appreciate this place for what it is. Whilst it is not my cup-of-tea I think it is fantastic, it has character, an old style folly like character if you like. There have also been costly acts of vandalism in the past and that has delayed this place progressing to it’s envisaged state.
Dosent look like a mansion to me.
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What can i say, misinformed plebs or twits that jump to conclusions?? All the statues and columns are made on site. That statue thats having a “pull”, is a column topper, of which there are several. Centurians i believe? There is also an elephant, a couple of chariots and loads more. A replica village which is stone and marble cubby houses, with lighting. A train track, go carts, football/soccer oval. The mansion was made with 8 person accomodation, huge spa, sauna, theatre, dance floor. The little shits that decide to take their boredom out on other peoples property and think that they own the town, should be the ones that are the worst in perth. Good on the bloke for spending some of his money in local labour to build what he wants to. Rest of us can admire or ponder why!
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Did you actually read any of this post?
What was that about twits who jump to conclusions?
I have to say, all I see here are comments from a bunch poppy cutting Aussie Wankers with no vision. I happen to know the owner and he is a wonderful man who has done all of that for the benefit of others who visit. He does a lot for children and charity and yes parts of it are run down, but he has a lot more to finish. And he is doing it on his own. Which one of you critics are doing the same of their own back? God forbid Perth have something with character. God forbid there be someone with vision and passion in this town. People like you guys are the reason I hate Perth.
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Doug, we have in fact devised a powerful bomb which we call the Poppy Cutter. It is guided by a “laser”. Be very afraid.
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Another person who didn’t read any of the post.
lol ‘of their own back’
Long after the mansion has crumbled to dust, historians will still be able to pore over the archives of this site to note that you made a “bit of a dickhead” of yourself. You sure it’s not people like yourself that you hate about Perth?
I gave $2 to the RSPCA last week. Accordingly, I understand I am now immune to any and all criticism (or indeed, mild ribbing) of my character, taste, opinions or abilities. Best investment I ever made.
Why donate to the RSPCA when you can just join the ADF… Apparently you are immune to questioning then as well…
Hey Doug, do you reckon the owner would be up to giving a tour and a chat about his property? I’ve been wanting to have a look at this place for so many years and would love the opportunity to talk to him. Would feel absolutely privileged if he wanted help restoring his property also!
This is a good friend of mine’s place. It looks HALF ARSED, because its HALF FINISHED. While the Ferris wheel, go cart track, football field and water slides have been there for many years; the mansion itself only began progress 10 years ago. The design, the statues, the tiles- right down to the crystals on the massive chandelier featured in the centre of the function room, were all carefully designed and or thought out by a lovely gentleman who has a passion for the Alexander The Great story. By the time this man has finished the dream mansion and property he set out to build, I believe it will be a beautiful masterpiece, and people will come from all over the world to see it. In fact, he already has people emailing him from Europe, wanting to come and see it.
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Goddammit, it’s going to take longer to complete a tribute to this Macedonian murderer that the time it took for him to conduct his conquests.
That he was only 32 when he died was probably a great benefit to those that he was still intent on slaughtering.
The section in the photo entitled “Alexander the Great in Metalwork” looks like it is off the set of Spartacus. Perhaps the property could be used as a backdrop for swords and sandals films?
It is awesome
I have just heard about this place, who would i get in touch with to be able to see it, Thankyou
Not sure. There are some commenters who may have given clues.
So sardonically witty, most of you. So ready to criticise something that I agree is surreal. Perhaps if you knew the human tragedy that started this off, you might just have shut up. The Ferris wheel, the railway line around the oval, the water slide, the cubby house: all of these were built in memory of a beloved son. He never rode them, never will. As weird goes, it has it all. As fatherly loss and heartbreak and a search for purpose and commemoration go, it is beautiful.
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I think the post is quite appropriate. You read in criticism where none really exists. Thank you for your further information. We are better for its existence.
How can you ride a cubby house?
Or a centurion? Oh… Never mind.
Nice to see someone who knows what they are talking about! I think this property is amazing, even now and have wondered just what its story is! Is there any chance you can fill me in more on the history please? Caro
The original post I think is quite fitting. It is indeed a structure to be admired. What should be admired more is the story of the beautiful soul who built it and why. My husband did all the tiling inside the house and the chandelier at the time was the most magnificent (in size) in the country. This lovely man works tirelessly on repairs, however it’s a lot of work for one man and as someone who can’t be bothered to clean her own house once a week, I truly admire him for working this task alone. The Lazy Aussie – you should get in touch with this remarkable man and simply ask him for a tour – he is immensely proud of his work and the story behind it and it would give him great pleasure to talk to you. He is a wonderful story teller and I always enjoy my time with him.
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Its called a palace, you uneducated twats..!!
Go & Learn some history & then you will understand the story it depicts.
The Man is kind hearted, hardworking down to earth personality type, and his achievements attained, are amazing coming from a man who started with nothing!! You no hopers can only dream about, having visions this insightful…the palace is a replica of the Ancient civilizations which are one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Most of you people who are critical to My very close friends palace, haven’t even Travelled out of the kangaroo country, No Bali is not travelling bintang clans..lol
Go seek some culture, spirituality and educational historical data and then make comment, because I’m sure your aware of the universal law of KARMA understanding what you say in a negative framework produced through Envy and Jealousy, will come back and bite you on your ugly behinds….Ugly meaning your demeaning words that so easily flows from the egocentric humanoid beings most of you incarnated as.
LOVE & PEACE ✌ FAMILY 👪
WE ARE ONE !!
ONE MOTHER EARTH…
❤ 💛💚 Jah Rastafari
( in da Wise words of Mr Bob Marley)
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Is there any way of being able to see this place!!??
Is there anyway of being able to see this place?
Hi. Do you think you can link me to the owner? I would LOVE to know more about this amazing place.
What is the story behind this place?? Is the owner still living or is it abandoned?? My uncle took me past it many years ago and I have been trying to find it for about 15 years and just discovered this today?
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See the Northam Shire Council .
Did you find anything out? I would love to know as cant find anything on it.
There are some comments that seem to know more.
Can I come in and have a look around please on Sunday
Sadly owner has passed away and up for sale.spent many years here as i lived around the corner from it.Many fun days