Heritage Victoria listed property for sale in Eltham designed by architect Kevin Borland 1951
Alistair McLean
Category: Heritage, Real Estate

Architect Kevin Borland’s house for the Rice family is now on the market. It is one of Melbourne’s more interesting experimental houses that was built with a very tight budget in Eltham.

“The Rice House – designed by Kevin Borland, 1951

The Heritage listed Rice House is a rare, one owner-occupier iconic modernist architectural property. It’s idyllic location, sited on the top of the big hill directly above central Eltham enjoys both a convenient yet wonderfully private one acre+ bushland setting, with unsurpassed distant views to the Kinglake ranges and beyond as well as glimpses of the hills to the west/north-west. Deemed a building and property of significance, both ctesiphon-arched structures and all the land was registered as a Heritage Victoria listed property in 2006.”


The property is very unique so is not being sold through an agent, but a private sale, and the vendors are asking for expressions of interest. For more photos, information and details on the expression of interest go to the website:



Mt Waverley residents may recognise that the structure is very similar to Robin Boyd’s Ctesiphon Supermarket, High St Road, Ashwood, which also is heritage listed: http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/…/5210/download-report