Wongawilli sold by Peter Stronach

Wongawilli sold by Peter Stronach
Wongawilli sold by Peter Stronach

Wongawilli, the contemporary tin-clad Kangaloon weekender of architect Peter Stronach and interior designer Tim Allison, has sold.

It had been relisted through Ian Rayner Real Estate and Bob Guth at Bradfield Cleary who was seeking $1.8 million plus for the striking barn-like two-storey residence.

It sits on a 15 hectare parcel of land in Trig Station Lane, one of the most elevated precincts of the NSW Southern Highlands.

Designed by Stronach and then furnished by Tim Allison Associates, the three bedroom Wongawilli will be a weekender for a Mosman family.

Peter Stronach, principal at Allen Jack+Cottier, nears a 50 year career as an architect, with his numerous landmark design projects including Apple Headquarters in Frenchs Forest

The house won gold at NSW’s 2002 Green Building Awards given supremely low energy running costs of around just $500 a year with radical space-age insulation Astro-foil borrowed from NASA space suit technology sandwiched between the cladding and core.. 

“Our off-peak electricity, radiant solar heat and wood fired heater costs just $10 a week,” Stronach once boasted suggesting neighbouring properties were typically running up heating, cooling and lighting bills of more than $300 a week.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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