A residential community that celebrates the sites rich heritage
The Crowle Estate in Meadowbank, NSW, is a 416-apartment, 7-storey residential development, built in and around a property of historical significance, Tellaraga House. Our design approach for the Crowle Estate was a response to the site’s modern development, but also acknowledged the site’s heritage and history.
Crowle Gardens offers serene natural surrounds for five seven storey high buildings with peaceful places for recreation and relaxation.
Our design restores the landscape directly around Tellaraga house as a traditional 1900s cottage garden. As the landscape progresses into the new development, it becomes more contemporary, with sculptural elements and strong vertical lines. Plant choices unite past and present: espaliered trees, European plants and rolling lawns.
The landscape is an integral part of the redevelopment of Crowle Estate, specifically as the design needed to compliment the existing heritage building located within the site, Tellaraga House, which dates from 1904. The intent, therefore, was to restore the landscape directly surrounding Tellaraga House to reflect the 1940’s period and integrate it with the new residential development.
Established trees, open lawn area, seating alcoves
“The Crowle Estate model was designed to encourage social inclusion by giving people with intellectual disability the opportunity to live in the same residential estate as non-disabled peers” - Patricia O'Brien, a board director of Achieve Australia and professor of disability studies at the University of Sydney