This site at Coledale captures the beauty of the northern Illawarra area, where residential land is locked between the dominant presence of the escarpment and the seeming infinity of the ocean.
The site at the foot of the escarpment is less than 500 metres from the waves. From the first visit, the striking qualities of the site and its environment were moving, and much time was spent observing the atmosphere.
Site topography is complex, with an east/west slope in addition to a northern slope created by the embankment of the rainforest creek. The geotechnical report, council requirements and bushfire report defined a very small building zone.