The unique vegetation protecting this 120 acre property in Tyagarah NSW, could be termed in native Byron vernacular as ‘Massive Scrub’. Characterised by tall sub-tropical rainforest and dense, mangrove-like swamps, the low-lands would have initially been house to hundreds of plant and wildlife species, every inhabiting completely different microclimates within the wealthy surroundings.
It’s panorama architect, jewelry designer and proprietor of the property, Lisa Hochhauser’s ambition to return the land below her stewardship to this primordial state. When she and her husband bought the property within the late 2000s, it had been aggressively cleared for greater than 100 years: at first for agricultural functions within the late nineteenth century, after which once more within the Nineteen Fifties and 60s, the place the sandy coastal sections had been mined for heavy metals. This left the realm devastated, habitats ruined, and numerous species misplaced.
‘The land was completely unkept and neglected, and