Architecturally Designed Rainforest Home
Almost entirely encased in glass, Killen Falls House sits on a secluded hill in the Northern NSW hinterland, near Byron Bay. Adjacent to plentiful rainforest, the site has spectacular views and the house was designed by the architect owners to take full advantage of these.
With the main axis of the house aligned to capture the energy and sound of the nearby waterfall, this stunning home exhibits Feng Shui principles of balance and harmony. The interior is built around an S-shaped spine which is extensively glazed. This glass corridor emulates the shape of the nearby creek and provides access to all rooms which are hung as boxes on each side. These spaces are designed to maximise cross ventilation and to take advantage of the amazing views.
Bedrooms are placed privately around the generous floorplan, the master on it’s own wing with ensuite and rainforest outlook. A fully glazed bathroom, boasting a granite bathtub partially sunk into the floor is a striking feature that gives the owner the feeling of bathing in nature. There is also a separate self-contained guest retreat which could double as a business function centre or onsite yoga studio.
Meticulously maintained the surrounding 7 acres incorporate extensive replanting of rainforest species compatible with the adjacent ‘Big Scrub’ rainforest environment.
Framed by seamless glass panelling, the vast in-ground pool is very inviting. Killen Falls House was built with sustainability in mind, utilising non-toxic materials, low VOC finishes, solar panels and incorporating passive design principles. Rainwater provides 100% of the water and reed beds have been introduced as a waste management system.
• Breathtaking rainforest views
• Architect owned & designed
• State of the art, award winning home
• Residence encased in glass
• Master on own wing with ensuite
• Beautiful sunken granite bathtub
• Sustainable easy-care landscaping
• Nontoxic building materials
• Building automation and entertainment systems
• Self-contained guest accommodation
• Low maintenance garden