Maybe this is just the fatigued ramblings of a city-dwelling desk jockey who consumes far too much Yellowstone and hasn’t the faintest clue what a rural lifestyle realistically entails, but as time goes on, country living seems like the best kind there is. Though one thing is certain: if everyone was afforded the opportunity to call this week’s exquisite Byron Bay homestead their very own casa, the consensus would be unanimous, completely devoid of any second thoughts and lingering hesitations.
Nestled in a discreet corner of Coorabell, you’ll find this wonderfully bucolic residence accompanied by an entire kilometre of idyllic river frontage, European-style formal pool, several outbuildings, and an American-style macrocarpa barn like no other on 23 hectares of pristine land – all located on a “highly sought-after ridgeway”. It even comes with a 4.2 megalitre dam and private rainforest. As per the listing on realestate.com.au:
“Lovingly and painstakingly renovated, this home features 14-foot pressed metal ceilings, cedar walls, blackbutt flooring, and ornate fretwork. The well-considered position captures the sublime views across the rolling greens hills beyond. The open-plan living area hosts the stylish kitchen, finished with the finest appliances and black granite benchtops. The space connects seamlessly to the huge wraparound veranda and gorgeous double-sided fireplace – an entertainer’s utopia.”
As with generally the case, out of the four bedrooms available, the master suite stands head and shoulders above the other three options (“the epitome of luxury”). From the bathroom, separate shower/wet room, to dressing room with marble-topped island, attention to detail is the name of the game here; right down to the quality fittings, finishes, and tilework.
Across the well-manicured English garden sits the barn we’ve been harping on about in this article’s headline, opening paragraphs, and so forth. Suffice it to say, without any exaggeration or hyperbole… the craftsmanship is flawless. On the ground level, there are four large machinery bays, connected to the mezzanine which hosts a wood stove and balcony overlooking the ancient fig trees by a curved timber staircase.
This Byron Bay homestead is expected to exceed $15 million in sale price – take it in visually below.