Oljato, a two- storey ‘‘ gentleman’s’’ residence, was built to fit a wedgeshaped piece of land.
Its triangular shape means it has an extraordinary design, with crazily angled corners.
But what did the owners find behind a wall when they converted a stairway?
While learning the heritage of their properties was a truly fascinating journey for the homeowners, Ford says it was also one of mixed emotions.
‘‘ I think it was a bit of a rollercoaster for them to start off with,’’ he says.
‘‘ When they said yes, they immediately regretted it as soon as they saw the vehicle turn up and the cameras being unpacked and the sound guy. You could see people just going, ‘ Oh, oh dear’.
‘‘ I think there were also a number of houses where there was a natural concern that we were going to find something that was perhaps not very nice or would perhaps affect the way they felt about their home. But as it went on everyone relaxed and, without fail, we were able to answer every single question . . . posed, so by the end of it everyone was pretty much really happy.’’
Perhaps most happy of all, though, was Ford himself. Although this was his first time presenting a television series, he says his nerves quickly evaporated as he became hooked on the project.
‘‘ I kind of got over the trepidation of bouncing in front of a camera because I really loved the whole idea,’’ he says.
‘‘ I enjoyed talking to them [ the home owners] and being able to find out these amazing stories for them. It was a real privilege actually.’’