Grand Designs Australia

Episode Guide

Fish Creek Church House

Series 1 · Episode 7

Nothing like an impulsive act to take you down a path you hadn’t expected in life. For engineer Peter Riedel and his interior designer wife Mary, their sudden whim was to purchase an 1870’s church for $20,000. It wasn’t even upright at the time and all they got was a pile of boards. Still, it captured their imagination and a plan took shape to re-build the church on their property, overlooking Wilsons Promontory and convert it into a house. Like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle, their biggest challenge is the number of pieces missing. Get the supplier list from this episode here Get the chat transcript for this episode here


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Posted by Linton2Report
i have seen this eposode 19 times and i still like it
Posted by Report
i worked on this house and it is much bigger than it looks on the videos.
Posted by PamelaReport
bless you bless say you'r prayers & of to bed!
Thank you both Mary & Peter for sharing you dream,you'r home, with us all
Posted by Sharon95Report
Hi Mary and Peter,
I love the home you have built and I am wondering what the transparent oil/stain you ended up using to achieve the old grey/brown effect on the timber. Would really appreciate your advice as I can not find anything on the market that is quite right.
Many thanksfor your time,
Posted by JanReport
I am so impressed with the passion of both the owners Peter and Mary and the builder Ryaqn ??
the crane people had more exposure than the builder who co-ordinated this bulild.
Posted by Anne-marie2Report
Mary I would love to know where your shop is please/
Posted by MyellaReport
Beautiful house and design...!
Posted by Anne-marie2Report
Your house is so beautiful. We love your views & your interior is just perfect. Congratulations on undertaking and achieving such a huge project
Posted by sueReport
I'm only halfway through the show. Gobsmackingly beautiful and brave. I don't know the price and I love the fact someone will spend what it takes to fulfill their dream. LOVELY
Posted by Murray19Report
Could you tell us more about the original church building. Location,denomination etc?
Fascinating show and beautiful building.