Giving coolness in summer and warmth in winter rammed earth as a wall building technique is almost incombustible, thermally insulating, very strong and hardwearing. Distinguished Sydney architect Kenneth McConnel recognized the advantages of this construction technique in 1947 and nothing has changed. This superb home constructed by one of the leading exponents of rammed earth construction, John Harcourt, is special. Well positioned on its substantial allotment of almost 1274 m2, a quiet road belies its proximity to all the benefits that Eltham has to offer. Formerly owned by local artist Ming Bellamy MacKay it affords a flexible floorplan offering 3 substantial living areas, one showcasing a volcanic rock feature wall with fireplace all accessing the garden surrounds or covered entertainment area. 3 larger than expected bedrooms, functional bathroom, kitchen and separate studio provide comfortable living now while deciding how best to enjoy the unique features this home has to offer.