There are a lot of real estate agents that like to promise the best of both worlds, be they spaciousness and location, convenience and serenity, or any number of other compelling nouns. However, when 17 Whipbird Place in Ewingsdale promises secluded privacy just a 10-minute drive from the heart of Byron Bay, that’s exactly what is on offer with the property recently hitting the market for just over $6 million.
The residence is a new build; the land having been sold in the middle of 2020 to a clearly ambitious individual who was looking to create a true architectural spectacle in the foothills inland from Australia’s most famous coastal town. Without a doubt, the owner was successful in their goal, given the resulting home presents a balanced expression of modern minimalism tucked into a lush pocket of land.
Featuring no less than five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and five bathrooms, the 578-square-meter residence sits on a substantial block of 4,053 square meters. Spanning multiple levels, the home opens to a calming hallway that serves as the hub of the home with the palatial kitchen and living space to your left, while the bedrooms and bathrooms are to your right. The lower level is accessible via a central staircase.
The living and kitchen space is truly inspiring with spotted gum timber and Artedomus stone details that work in concert alongside the polished concrete floors. Flooded with natural light from three sides, the living area features an Oblica fireplace to add ambience during the colder months, while the large floor-to-ceiling doors open to an all-weather terrace for summer entertaining.
The Sareva quartzite island bench in the kitchen brings some structure to the otherwise open plan room, while the spotted gum cabinetry delivers a feeling of natural warmth. Just beyond the covered terrace is a stunning pool, framed on the far side by a white wall that ensures privacy and some shade during the early or late hours of the day.
Upstairs and you’ll find three bedrooms with bathrooms demonstrating the designer’s impressive knowledge of stone masonry clear thanks to the travertine surfaces that have been laid out in the Italian style of Palladiana terrazzo. The bathrooms truly are a sight to behold.
Downstairs is the location of another bedroom, while the fifth and final sleeping quarters are found in a freestanding studio close to the main residence. What the main residence and studio lack in history, they more than make up for in their thoughtful execution, blending the best of local materials and international inspiration into an oasis of calm and relaxation.
The property has been listed for sale by the team at Cape Byron Property, who are currently seeking expressions of interest around the $6 million mark. If you’re keen on snapping up something properly special, find more about 17 Whipbird Place in Ewingsdale below.