There’s something infinitely compelling about the idea of finding a diamond in the rough, but that’s exactly what Cheryl and James Kitchener managed to do when they purchased 60 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park. Just a ten-minute drive from the centre of Byron Bay, the idyllic beach house has recently hit the market with a range of between $4 million – $4.4 million, offering someone a chance to live the east coast Aussie dream.
Situated just a couple of blocks behind the white sand shores of Tallow Beach, it’s a property that is perfectly located to avoid the hustle and bustle of the ever-popular main Byron Bay town, while still enjoying the best of what the area has to offer. When you’re not swimming south of Cape Byron, the home itself is an immaculately designed slice of paradise.
Featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car parks, the property has already earned a name for itself thanks to profiles in The Design Files and Dwell Magazine, following a renovation by the Kitchener family who purchased it from the original builder. Constructed in the 1980s, the main living area still has the original cedar beams, which served as a material focal point for the rustic renovation.
Further cedar joinery has been fitted throughout the home which, alongside the textured stone tiling and spotted gum panelling, delivers a warm and homey fill that will have you instantly at ease. While the main living area boasts an intimate sunken lounge, it’s also irrevocably connected to its environmental surroundings via the massive sliding doors that open onto the landscaped back gardens and heated mineral pool.
While the gardens at the rear of the property look like the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon, the front gardens are even more impressive, complete with an outdoor bath, a cubby house for any kids and a yard with pastoral paving stones. Double doors at the front of the home allow for air to flow uninterrupted through the residence, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces and immersing the living experience in nature.
It might be the winter weather getting to us, but we’ve been lusting over warmer weather spots in On The Market lately, and 60 Brandon Street, Suffolk Park is up there with the very best of them. The property is currently represented by McGrath Byron Bay, with an auction scheduled for this Saturday on July 30th at 1:30 PM.