Heritage Victoria listed property for sale in Eltham designed by architect Kevin Borland 1951

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