Client: City of Ryde
Location: Ryde, NSW
The former home of Gregory Blaxland, of the explorers Blaxland Lawson Wentworth (who found the way across the Blue Mountains) thus ensuring the colony of Sydney’s prosperity, this important State Listed Heritage property brings 19th century Sydney to life. With panoramic views across the Parramatta River, a treed park and gully adjacent, the setting emulates a rugged and remote character that once was characteristic of the area. Now accommodating expanded community and social interests and managed by Ryde City Council, house and garden provides a distinctive and characterful location for contemporary uses in this heritage listed property- Integral to this character is the reinstated former carriage loop and drive, conservation of native woodland on site and the establishment of
19th century planting scheme and multi-use rear courtyard featuring the original well on the property with space for a marquee and community events on a paved area featuring sandstock bricks.