Breathtaking accommodation two hours south of Sydney on 150 acres of oceanfront farmland.

Words by Nick Vodicka & photos by James Vodicka
for Hey Gents magazine.



Client: Hey Gents

Arriving at Dovecote is nothing short of breathtaking. On 150 acres of farmland overlooking Werri Beach, a pair of private properties have been meticulously crafted to create two completely individual dwellings. The Range, with its two bedrooms, is the more intimate of the two; a build inspired by the humble farm shed, with large windows and two decks (one with plunge pool) that look out either to the mountains or the ocean. Adjust the large copper panels covering the western façade at dusk, and you’ll experience a sunset like no other. 

The Headland is larger with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a central courtyard that comes complete with a swimming pool, lawn and fire pit. The cantilevered black building is perched on a hill, cutting a striking figure — and the interior more than matches up to it. Furnishings are sleek designer pieces, and every point of the house offers a different outlook across the farm, lagoon or ocean. Come morning, utilise the organic produce delivered to your door to rustle up an enviable breakfast before sitting on the deck and soaking up the one-of-a-kind view.

Words by Nick Vodicka
Photography by James Vodicka