Killarney is an elegant, 109 year old Queenslander-style home, set at the centre of a palm filled garden in the heart of Byron Bay. The private 3/4 acre block is on a leafy street just ten minutes walk to Byron’s shops and restaurant and even less to Tallow Beach. The current owners have maintained the historic character of the home throughout their extensive renovations while adding fabulous eclectic touches to this amazing property, as featured in the December issue of Vogue Living.
Entering from a large veranda, the front door opens onto a beautifully light-filled entry hall. With five bedrooms and five bathroom, four of which are ensuites, it would be tempting to take up the DA approval to make Killarney a Bed and Breakfast establishment. However a large family would enjoy space and the current use of the fifth bedroom as a playroom on the ground floor, which doubles as a powder room.
The formal lounge room has an open fireplace providing plenty of warmth in the winter months. The modern kitchen still has the original fireplace where an Aga once sat. The kitchen and informal dining room overlook the outdoor entertaining deck, gardens and fenced pool area. Next to the gorgeous, fully tiled, saltwater swimming pool is a large cabana with an undercover BBQ area with ample seating. Next to the carport, there is an external study and storage room.
Exquisite touches that set Killarney apart are the stylish rooms, wooden floors sourced from local timber, pressed metal detailing and extensively landscaped gardens.
There are exceptional possibilities for development at Killarney with its zoning for medium density development, the DA for a B&B, an expired DA for a guest cottage plus there is plenty of scope for multiple housing or subdivision. The property’s longest boundary adjoins a public reserve and the Cape Byron Estate retirement village is only other neighbour in this quiet Byron Bay neighbourhood.
Killarney’s owners are inviting Expressions of Interest with a price guide of $3.5 million. The closing date is Friday, 30th November.