Priced under replacement cost - don't miss this rare opportunity to own the ultimate family estate. Offering everything imaginable in one package, this enviable lifestyle property is resort style living at its best!
Elevated on 15 magnificent acres, this property is on the market for the first time in 20 years. Create a lifetime of fond memories or explore a multitude of business opportunities.
Set on the fringes of Byron’s Hinterland and surrounded by some of Australia’s most beautiful rainforests, waterfalls, walking tracks and swimming holes - the setting is simply majestic. And the location is convenient too being central to local schools and the boutique shops & cafes of Bangalow.
Upon entering this distinctive 1920’s residence you are welcomed by a sitting room, office or bedroom and a central hallway that invites you in. Old world charm abounds with soaring 10ft ceilings, hardwood timber floors and is further accentuated by period fans in every room. Extensively renovated with a focus on coupling historic charm with modern functionality, this home epitomises ‘character living’.
There are a further two large bedrooms leading off the hallway with built-in sleep-outs that have beautifully hand-crafted leadlight windows. These spaces could be used as a WIR, ensuite bathroom or just a quiet place to capture the morning sun with your favourite book.
Continuing down the hallway you enter into the heart of the home where a cosy original open fire place and a large living/dining area await. Again, the attention to detail is impressive with cedar doors and windows opening out onto the long wrap around verandah. Reverse cycle air conditioning is installed as are thermostatically controlled extraction fans in the huge roof space.
The main bathroom is modelled on the traditional style of the era with stunning fixtures and a gorgeous original claw foot bath.
A generous farm style kitchen with quality appliances offers electric stove top and oven plus a gas wok. There is a walk-in pantry and an additional office space. A wide servery connects the kitchen with a covered entertaining/BBQ area - the perfect space for alfresco dining while overlooking the citrus and stone fruit orchards and tennis court.
The master suite retreat measures 6x5 metres and has large windows which capture scenic garden vistas The ensuite is palatial with an original cathedral window and includes all the modern high-end fixtures. The master suite also offers a separate toilet and spacious WIR.
All your storage needs are taken care of in the passage way leading to the modern laundry which has floor to ceiling cupboards.
All areas of this home are light filled via the thoughtfully located skylights installed throughout.
The pool/guest house is close to the main house making it easy to cater for guests or a lucky teenager. Offering privacy, it is fully self-contained & open plan with a large modern kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet, spacious living area and equivalent space for two bedrooms.
The Balinese gardens surrounding the guest house and pool (watered by an automatic watering system) are stunning & provide many a secluded area to get away & relax. Garden lights throughout continue to provide that tropical ambience into the evening.
The old dairy is still in good original condition and serves as storage for equipment/machinery or it could easily be converted into another dwelling. Beyond the dairy is a large, newly constructed two storied barn or garage with an upstairs loft that overlooks the private internal grounds. And there's hours of fun to be had all year round on your very own oversized professional tennis court which includes a hit up wall and is properly fenced with the infrastructure for lighting already installed.
Strolling through the dappled light of the orchard you will find almost every fruit tree imaginable - the current owners have spent 20 years meticulously planning and planting the entire grounds, even regenerating the 5 acres of private rainforest, with a babbling spring fed creek that runs all year round. All the hard work has been done and the many aspects of the gardens are now ready to be enjoyed throughout the changing seasons.
High quality properties like this do not come around too often, don’t allow this opportunity to pass you by, please call to arrange an inspection today.
Property Code: 731