A few people have criticised this house (you can see this debate here) but to me it is a very Melbourne structure, and is not a 'one off'. It blends in, and hides its beauty within.
House in Tyson Street, Richmond, by Jackson Clements Burrows
complete with hidden roof top deck:
or turned into a commentary on our celebrity culture:
(Pamela Anderson house, in Albert Park, by Cassandra Fahey)
or maybe just a metal facade or wooden slats will do the necessary job of hiding:
Toorak house by SAAJ Design
(Not sure, have lost source for this)
and for the ultimate hidey hole, why not half bury the house underground:
(Narveno house, Hawthorn, McBride Charles Ryan)Is there anything better than house as fortress and protection from the outside world?