A truly unique house is on the market in Melbourne. Including all the mod-cons that you could wish for, this home also hosts something quite unexpected — a flight simulator.
Famous war ace Eddie Rickenbacker once said, “Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.” And that is exactly the sentiment that home owner Bob Messenger has instilled in his son by installing a flight simulator in their Eltham home.
The simulator is modelled on the cockpit of a Boeing 737 and was inspired by his son’s love aviation, Mr Messenger told realestate.com.au.
“My son’s always loved flight simulators so for his 21st birthday we decided to get a few of us together for a six-month project to build one.”
The radars and dials are stuck on, however the control panels light up and sound effects from simulator software were added to complete the experience. The simulator also has a flying wheel so when you pull back it lifts you up.
Replacing a rarely used guest bedroom, the simulator could be yours if you really want it.
“If someone is really interested in the property [and wants] to make the right offer then I would do the deal and leave it,” Mr Messenger said.
If you thought a flight simulator wasn’t enough to get you interested, the house also hosts a range of other luxurious items. You’ll be set for a resort life-style in the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home. Complete with a pool, spa, hobby room, a built in bar and a 15-seat home theatre this home is perfect for a family with a love of entertaining.
The three level house was built in 1991 and has been fully repainted and partially re-floored and re-carpeted.