Vogue Living at Killarney in Byron Bay

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.

Killarney's modern renovations make this historic house an exceptional find

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.

Elegant Killarney House for Sale in Byron Bay

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.
Gorgeous tiled, saltwater pool with gazebo and barbeque area
Exquisite touches that set Killarney apart are the stylish rooms, wooden floors sourced from local timber, pressed metal detailing and extensively landscaped gardens.

One of the 5 bedrooms in Killarney House

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.

Bedrooms big enough for a teepee cubby house

One of the five bathrooms in Byron Bay's elegant Killarney House

Killarney’s owners are inviting Expressions of Interest with a price guide of $3.5 million. The closing date is Friday, 30th November.

Please call Nicolette van Wijngaarden at Unique Estates to arrange an inspection of this Byron Bay historical treasure.
M: 0411 144 877  |  E: nicolette@uniqueestates.com.au  |  P: 02 6684 8266

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Beautifully renovated with modern elegance at Killarney in Byron Bay

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Artist Ken Johnson puts Incatrole up For Sale

Incatrole, an exquisite Northern Rivers luxury estate, is Australian Artist Ken Johnson’s masterwork where his home and art blend harmoniously. The eclectic influences of Spanish, Rajasthan, Moroccan and Mexican design and décor create a lively backdrop to Ken’s own paintings and sculptures.

Ken Johnson's Painting Studio at his home Incatrole

There’s a warmth and feeling that Ken’s artistic inspiration and creations all live happily together under one roof. Incatrole in fact encompasses much more than one roof. The main house is laid out around the Moorish style courtyard pool and a covered patio dining area leads to Ken’s painting studio. A walk through the subtropical gardens takes you past a separate guest cottage and across to a marvelous barn turned sculpture studio.
Ken Johnson's Sculpture Studio at his home - Incatrole
The views from Incatrole’s enormous kitchen and entertaining areas take in the panorama of Byron Bay hinterland just 20 minutes from the famous surf beaches. Many forms of wildlife wander through the extensive property and platypus play in the large pond that attracts birds from jabirus to black swans.

Lake and bushland view at Incatrole in Northern NSW

Ken has and continues to travel widely, with this year seeing him off to teach and exhibit in Norway, UK and Italy before returning to a project that has touched his heart – building a medical clinic in a small village at the foot of the Himalayas. Many villagers in the area had to walk for days to receive treatment, but thanks to Ken’s high profile fund raising efforts, they now have access to doctors nearby. Ken’s passion to help doesn’t end there. He has plans for an orphanage and school where students can train as sculptors.

Courtyard swimming pool oasis at Incatrole

Managing Director of Unique Estates, Nicolette van Wijngaarden, salutes Mr Johnson for his charitable work, and stated that his home is one of the most extraordinary properties she has ever seen. She is proud to support him in his decision to sell Incatrole. Nicolette can be contacted on 0411 144 877 or email nicolette@uniqueestates.com.au.

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The Riverhouse – Beautiful by Nature, Sumptuous by Design

Luxurious serenity is an apt description of what renowned designer Giovanni D’Ercole has achieved with the Riverhouse Coorabell.
Lounge room at the River House in Cooraell, NSW
Spacious, grand and sweeping yet at the same time intimate, the word “magical” also comes to mind.  Even for the most hardened pragmatist or busy professional, the combination of an open, almost organic design amidst a lush rainforest setting creates a soothing effect the minute you walk through the landscaped water garden and antique Indian doors into the expanse of this wonderfully open and inviting five bedroom/five bath timber estate.

Riverview HouseMaybe it’s the live billabong next to the house, the timeless presence of the pristine rainforest, the easy flow of the river, the birdsong and other gentle forest sounds.

It all adds up to a majestic hideaway that stimulates inspiration, creativity and a sense of deep relaxation.

The River House also is a very practical domain, either as a dream home or as a multipurpose rental destination for discerning guests seeking to get away from it all.

Located at the top of the aptly named Coolamon Scenic Drive and down a gated, 1.5km sealed driveway into the valley, and with the closest neighbours a kilometre away, the River House is truly in a world of its own.Serenity and style yet close to Byron Bay in NSW Northern Rivers

But surprisingly, the beaches and eclectic atmosphere of Byron Bay are only a pleasant twenty minute drive away, and you can be at the Coolangatta international Airport in less than an hour and a half.

Spacious Bedroom at the River House in CoorabellWhether for your own luxuriously serene enjoyment or as an established, attractive designer retreat for hire (with DA approval for an additional six cottages), the River House Coolamon is a rare opportunity to own an increasingly precious bit of paradise in one of Australia’s most sought after locations.

Find out more at at www.uniqueestates.com and speak to Nicolette van Wijngaarden on 0411 144 877 or +61 2 6684 8266 or via email on nicolette@uniqueestates.com.au to arrange a private inspection.  Prepare to be quietly amazed.

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Carawatha – A creative hideaway in the Byron Bay hinterland

“It’s a beautiful home that transforms you,” was what the current owner of Carawatha answered when asked to describe this lovely five bedroom property, and judging from the setting and looks of this handsome cottage estate and its history of fostering creativity, that is an apt description.Carawatha is a home with enchanting charm

Down a  quiet country road in Eureka,  just a short drive from the charming villages of Clunes and Federal, and about half an hour from the beaches and excellent restaurants, relaxed shopping and eclectic nightlife of Byron Bay, Carawatha engages body and mind with its old world country charm.

Pete Murray's album 'Summer in Eureka' was recorded here

The cover on Pete Murray's album 'Summer in Eureka' shows this room

Built in 1907 by a prominent local family and lived in for generations, it was bought by a well-known interior designer who made creative use of the space before selling to Australian music icon Pete Murray and his partner, who continued to use Carawatha as an inspirational workplace and home with over $300,000 in renovations including the installation of a professional recording studio and design studio. Pete’s album Summer in Eureka reflects life in Carawatha.

Cosy, country kitchen at CarawathaSet within almost five tranquil acres, Carawatha includes the main house and three additional buildings – the recording and editing studio, a two room studio and a large shed that has been converted into a council approved rental property. A large paddock and plenty of garden space makes Carawatha a self-sustaining country paradise.

The main house features warm cosy living areas opening onto spacious shaded verandas with lovely views, a master bedroom with modern ensuite, a bright, cheerful, functional kitchen and richly finished timber floors and highlights.

The soundproofed, climate controlled recording studio lends itself to a variety of purposes, and while the potential of the other spaces are truly limitless, Carawatha is an inviting home just as it is. Well over $300,000 in renovations were completed with an artist’s eye for aesthetics and a professional’s need for functionality.

Byron Bay Hinterlands surround Carawatha homestead in the Northern Rivers of NSWWhile you may not be recording your next album there, Carawatha’s tranquillity, solid rustic charm and country aesthetics are guaranteed to foster creativity and an enviable quality of life.

You can see more of what makes Carawatha so special at www.uniqueestates.com and speak to Nicolette van Wijngaarden on 0411 144 877 or +61 2 6684 8266 or via email on nicolette@uniqueestates.com.au to arrange a private inspection.

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Cedar Springs – An extraordinary estate in an exquisite setting

What sort of home would you build, and where would you build it if, as one of Australia’s most successful and well known personalities , you were looking for privacy and tranquillity, but still wanted to be close to beautiful beaches,  interesting night life and not too far from regional and international airports?

You value your privacy and natural surroundings, but still like to throw the occasional lavish party for dozens of friends?

The Byron Bay area is the obvious location, and Cedar Springs would most likely be the home.

Cedar Creek privacy and hinterland views near Byron Bay
Set in a tranquil world of its own yet just 15 minutes to Byron Bay and less than an hour and a half to Coolangatta International Airport, Cedar Springs is one of those rare finds where everything hangs together in a perfect harmonious balance, from the surrounding 115 acres of lawns, rainforest stands, timber plantation, river and creek to the exterior and interior of one of Australia’s most exquisite country estates.

Built as a labour of love by one of Australia’s most beloved personalities, Cedar Springs is the epitome of casual luxury, a relaxing Mediterranean style manor with an easy-going but definite grandeur highlighted by those superb details that distinguishes the extraordinary from the ordinary.

Handcrafted stone spiral staircase at Cedar SpringsA team of Italian artisans lived on site for over a year to create the beautifully sweeping stone spiral staircase, flawless stone and timber floors, six metre high ceilings and large windows that blend the exquisitely landscaped natural surroundings with the sublime artistry of the interior.

From the beautiful upper level with the palatial master bedroom suite and large private study, his-and-hers dressing rooms and baths, roof terrace and other amenities, down to the gourmet kitchen, billiards and lounge rooms, conservatory and fitness centre and out to the pool, the entire 800 sq metre mansion is poised for quiet living and grand entertaining.Entertaining poolside at Cedar Springs

The list goes on but seeing, as they say, is believing. Start with a visit to www.cedarsprings.net.au and then contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden at Unique estates to arrange an inspection.

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Seven Mile Beach House – Byron Bay

Elegant Seaside Seclusion

Finds such as the Seven Mile Beach House are becoming increasing rare, and this amazing seaside property will soon be, in a word, priceless.Seven Mile Beach House

This is a rare opportunity to own eight acres of beach paradise that feels secluded yet is only ten minutes from Byron Bay, with access to the coast road on a sealed private lane through lush rainforest.

The seacoast and forest ambience is enthralling and the views are stunning, whether from the living and dining areas with their wraparound balconies, any of the four generous bedrooms, the large private detached studio or while just strolling through the exquisite grounds. Even the outlook from the pool, as sea and sky merge around you is quietly breathtaking.

The architects and builders were challenged to do justice to a location of such pristine beauty, and they certainly delivered on the promise of an unparalleled seaside living experience. Rich timbers accentuate the clean lines and open plans of the dining and living areas, and the bedrooms are intimate yet open to views that make mornings glorious and evenings enchanting.Pool with a view, when the Pacific Ocean isn't enough

You are also immersed in seacoast nature as you wander through grassy fields, orchard and pockets of protected rainforest, often encountering native wildlife such as echidnas and wallabies on your way to the dunes and sandy beaches of pristine Seven Mile Beach, a strip of heaven occasionally visited by locals but well off the beaten tourist track.Bathed in Nature at 7 Mile Beach House

This combination of natural beauty, privacy and convenience to Byron Bay (even Brisbane is less than two hours drive away) must be seen to believed, and a visit to the Seven Mile Beach House is almost a soul soothing holiday in itself.  Contact Nicolette ( 0411 144 877 or +61 2 6684 8266 or by email at nicolette@uniqueestates.com.au) to arrange a personal inspection and be prepared to be amazed.Room to lounge at Seven Mile Beach House

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