5 ultimate homes for embracing your inner child


Poolside cinemas, private bowling alleys and spiral waterslides all sound like something out of scenes from Richie Rich. But for the lucky owners of these extraordinary Australian properties these features are a reality that any child or child at heart would be crazy for.

Sometimes there’s nothing more refreshing than a home that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and has a sense of fun and enjoyment about it. Here are five fun-filled examples that are currently on the market.

Disco bowling alley

Billed as ‘a magical playground for children and adults alike’ anybody would be thrilled to be the proud owners of this awe-inspiring contemporary mansion.

You'll be living every kids dream with your very own two-lane commercial grade disco bowling alley. If that isn’t exciting enough, the incredible rumpus area is topped off with arcade games, an air hockey table, pool table, cinema room and a bar.

Once you’ve perfected your bowling technique, head outdoors to the mighty 24 metre swimming pool, heated spa and putting green for fun in the sun.

Wet‘n’wild spiral waterslide

Could this be the coolest beach home in Australia? It is a serious contender granting its owners direct access to the pristine Sunrise Beach. Heading out for a day of sun, sand and sandcastle building couldn’t be easier. Or you could just stay home and take in the jaw-dropping ocean vistas from your massive deck or master suite bed.

Big kids will take pleasure in luxuries like the Swedish sauna, spa bath, infotainment system and media wall. While little kids will delight in the 22 metre water slide and 25 metre glass enclosed lap pool.

Luxury home cinema

Imagine entertaining 17 of your closest friends in your very own 18-seat recliner Gold Class style home cinema with bar. Also think of the time and cash you’ll save not having to take the kids to queue up at the cinema during the school holiday rush.

Not to be missed, this brand-new architect designed home also includes a rooftop entertaining terrace with city views, an infinity pool, climate controlled wine cellar, gym and games room. Car enthusiasts will be happy to note there is plenty of room for all their toys in the six car basement garage.

Outdoor pool cinema

What kid wants to be stuck inside in front of a screen on a hot summer day when they could be splashing around in the family pool? With this outdoor pool cinema, the kids can embrace both these hobbies. Perfect for taking a dip and for hosting pool/ outdoor movie parties on balmy nights, your backyard would become the place to be in the summertime.

Think of the awesome BBQs you could host with your favourite sport showing on the big screen, such as Cup Day, the Grand Final and the Australian Open just to name a few. If you’re feeling inspired to take up a sport yourself, you can always head to Wynnum Golf Club, the District Lawn Tennis courts, the Junior Rugby League and Bowls Club, all mere streets away.

Underground basketball court

Part school gym, part James Bond villain lair, this vast underground basketball court is a truly unique and unexpected feature of this elegant Wembley historic home. Sporty individuals and aspiring Steph Curry's will spend all their time in this impressive space.

Best of all, come rain hail or shine, the kids will have an amazing place to run around, shoot hoops and entertain friends. For when the sun is out the little ones will also love getting acrobatic on the in-ground trampoline and monkey bars. 

We hope these homes have inspired you to take a more light hearted approach when it comes to modifying your home or buying a new home.

For more of Australia's coolest homes take at these spellbinding homes that could be straight out of Beauty and the Beast, the most romantic homes for sale and find out how to create kid-approved play areas.

Happy house hunting!

The Homely Team

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