Wollstonecraft, NSW, Australia
Pittendrigh, Shinkfield & Bruce
Covering approximately 16ha of prime waterfront land, Wondakiah Estate provides a resort lifestyle in the heart of Sydney’s suburbs. The sites heritage building was preserved and incorporated in harmony with the contemporary apartment blocks that encircle the expansive outdoor spaces. Extensive hard and soft landscape works were incorporated to both the ground level and along the building rooftops. Recreational facilities included outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, extensive water features utilising site won sandstone boulders and a raised timber rainforest boardwalk. Materials were chosen to compliment both the heritage and modern aspects of the sites design and included original sandstone blocks, timber, unit paving, cement rendering, mature trees and palms and an extensive area of wildflower gardens. The main waterfeature that runs through the centre of the site was awarded the 2000 Excellence in Landscape Construction Award in the Landscape Features category.