More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago33 Banjo Crescent, Gilston.Port holes, a ship deck, masthead and bow as well as coloured glass and timber rafters are some of the nautical features. Vaulted ceilings combine with portside and starboard style bedrooms for the ship effect.The mastermind behind the construction is 74-year-old builder Barry Blunsdon who was recruited by the architect in 1989 to replicate a ship. 33 Banjo Crescent, Gilston.BRENT and Bonnie Winters are throwing down the anchor and putting out a call for a new captain of their Gilston ship.Mr Winters is the third owner of the impressive house designed by renowned architect Peter Jansen as his personal abode almost 30 years ago. 33 Banjo Crescent, Gilston.He said building the house was one of the hardest things he had ever done.“It was just me and my mate Harley Lomax working long days and long nights,” he said. “The timber joinery was really complicated. Back then Gilston was rural, there weren’t any homes around it was just all big paddocks. 33 Banjo Crescent, Gilston.Sitting on a hill at 33 Banjo Cres, the home comes with all the bells and whistles you would expect in a normal boat. 33 Banjo Crescent, Gilston.“We bought it seven years ago and when we first stepped inside it really blew us away,” he said.“Our friends were quite marvelled by it too, there is a boat engine design out the back with pipes to make it seem like you’re really sailing.” The Gilston house that was designed to look like a boat. Mr Barry Blunsdon the original builder . Picture Mike Batterham. Picture Mike Batterham“We had almost finished the home when it nearly went up in smokes from a bushfire.“Harley and I stayed up all night putting it out, luckily the bushfire only burnt the trees at the front of the house and we managed to keep it back.” The ship is set to sail at auction on August 26. 33 Banjo Crescent, Gilston.But according to Mr Blunsdon it wasn’t smooth sailing building the house.“I was building a house for Formula One driver Alan Jones when I met architect Peter Jansen,” Mr Blunsdon said. “When he asked me to build his home I was really hesitant and I knew it wouldn’t be easy but he insisted that he liked my style. I had no idea what I was in for.” The house was built within 18 months by a team of two, including Mr Blunsdon.Mr Blunsdon said the architect was strict about having no skirting boards, floorboards with no nails and angles in the ceiling.