Wategos House

Wategos House - NSW


Location:  Byron Bay NSW

Client:  Private

Collaborators: Harley Graham Architects, Dave Foley (builder).


This project involved the careful design of two private homes on the one site, with two street frontages. The 4 and 5 bedroom residences cascade down a steep hillside, each with it’s own entry, gardens and swimming pool

The land was previously cleared of all vegetation and the client brief was to create a rainforest oasis in keeping with these high-end, bespoke homes.

Challenges of this site included working with the steep topography, re-establishing an indigenous rainforest planting scheme and the rehabilitation of a weed-infested former waterway directly  adjacent to the property.

Landsite also introduced elements of ornamental planting that reflected the sub-tropical character of the Byron Bay area and acknowledged the proximity of Wategeos to the ocean.

The planting scheme was also designed to soften the large scale retaining walls required to provide high-end amenity within the steep site.