Freedom to choose

your own designer

and builder.

Wooralla’s generous allotments sit within the established tree line and provide a spectacular setting for contemporary architecture. Here, a series of homes will integrate with the natural environment, enhanced by John Patrick’s coastal landscape design.

The Wooralla lots range from 875sqm to 2651sqm in size, providing ample space to build a single level home within a sprawling natural landscape.

137
1,186 m2
136
1,317 m2
135
1,310 m2
134
875 m2
133
875 m2
132
875 m2
131
1,061 m2
130
2,138 m2
129
1,320 m2
122
1,086 m2
123
1,024 m2
125
1,560 m2
126
1,062 m2
127
1,105 m2
121
2,651 m2
120
1,228 m2
118
2,409 m2
117
1,399 m2
111
1,241 m2
110
1,880 m2
109
1,369 m2
116
1,671 m2
114
1,460 m2
112
1,209 m2
102
2383 m2
113
1,282 m2
102
1,405 m2
108
1,409 m2
107
1,151 m2
106
1,151 m2
105
1,152 m2
104
1,052 m2
103
1,649 m2
124
1,238 m2
128
1,207 m2
115
1,023 m3

The hedge of Monterey Pines has created a sense of mystery and excitement around the site. It’s a rare, expansive piece of land, where the finest trees will be retained, instilling a sense of local history in the landscape.

Percy A Allen, who built the estate, sounds like my type of eccentric. He obviously loved being outdoors, placing his home in the middle of orchards, a small golf course and avenues of trees. There’s also the story of Mrs Allen, who travelled the world, bringing a collection of seeds back to Mount Eliza from all corners of the globe. She possibly planted the Indian Hawthorn and other established trees. But she was perhaps a better collector than propagator...

The magnificent heritage home sets the tone and gives Wooralla cachet. This is not your traditional offering — the environment itself holds incredible value. The blocks are nice and large and invite hours of discovery. The kids can get up five minutes before school, and at the end of the day, it’s a great place to reconnect with nature or have a snooze in the shade of a statuesque tree.

"Our role is to demonstrate best-practice through our plant selection and water use — to protect what is here and to add another layer of flora that complements the area’s distinctive, natural beauty."

John Patrick

Architectural
intent.

We envisage a collection of contemporary homes that respects the landscape’s character — where buildings sit gently on the land and understated architectural design allows the landscape to be the hero.

Passive, environmentally sustainable design will be a hallmark of Wooralla, from orienting the homes to best catch the sun to the positioning of windows for enhanced ventilation. The material palette will be simple, with a focus on timber and concrete to enhance energy efficiency, insulation and shading.

We are committed to creating healthy environments for occupants and the community alike by working with the best-practice ideas and deeply considered materials to ensure durability and enjoyment.

As part of our role in the Wooralla project we were asked to come up with concept ideas for one of the lots. The orientation of north to the street frontage was a challenge, however it informed how we approached to plan out the site. We created a plan that engages with its generous rear private garden from the primary living spaces. Providing a great supervisory view of the pool from the kitchen and a living/dining setup that enjoys this outlook, yet is bathed in northern light. Without revealing itself completely, we developed a series of layers intended in unison to create privacy from the street, yet take full advantage of the available light. Mounding, planting and the creation of a semi courtyard defining the entrance to the home contribute to this.

VIEW CONCEPTUAL FLOOR PLAN

Architecturally designed concept for Lot 106. Wolveridge Architects.

"We imagine Wooralla as a collection of low scale homes, in concrete, timber and stone, that are designed to contribute to the environment."

Jerry Wolveridge