Is it someone who is absolutely paranoid about burglars?
I have also seen it described as a zombie proof house.
Basically the entire front of the house is covered in steel plate including the front door and the window.
The only light that gets in the front is that slight crack in front of that piece of steel that you can see leaning forward.
The house is known as the Law Street House in South Melbourne, and can you believe that it was put forward for an architectural award!
It actually looks OK once you get past the first impression.
You can see more at the Australian Design Review Web Site
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