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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Farmer Wants a Wife filmed at Cedar Springs

Magnificent Byron Bay Hinterland mansion, Cedar Springs, featured last night on the opening episode of ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’ which will be shown again this evening on ninemsn. See more at: http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/thefarmerwantsawife/

Farmer Wants a Wife episode 1 filmed at Cedar Springs

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Eltham Valley Pantry

Have you ever dreamed of owning an organic, environmentally friendly farm and restaurant business  where life and work can harmonise within a beautiful, tranquil environment?
Eltham Valley Pantry Cafe - Northern Rivers restaurant for sale
Rarely do a business, home and location so perfectly mesh as with the Eltham Valley Pantry, providing a lifestyle and/or investment opportunity that is solidly established as well as suitable for new ideas and expansion.

The Northern Rivers region is one of Australia’s most desirable locations, and the Eltham Valley Pantry part of the vibrant village culture shared by Bangalow, Clunes and other small towns that boast fine dining, and appreciation of the arts and the finer things in life.
Outdoor tables at Eltham Valley Pantry Cafe in Eltham, NSW
Set in the historic and picturesque Eltham Valley, nestled between the vibrant seaside town of Byron Bay and the growing regional hub of Lismore, the award winning Eltham Valley Pantry enjoys a reputation for excellent, locally sourced food served in beautifully renovated farmhouse with a large commercial kitchen and seating for 88 diners.

As an established, highly regarded farm and hospitality business, the Eltham Valley Pantry encompasses 20 acres of rich agricultural land with some 440 metres of lovely Wilson River frontage.  While the emphasis is currently on the vibrant, busy breakfast and lunch business, the property comes with a working pecan farm with over 300 mature trees, and a pecan processing factory with cool room, drying room dehumidifier, silo and all necessary equipment to process up to 40 tonnes of nuts.
Eltham Valley Pantry boutique pecan farm between Byron Bay and Lismore, NSW
With all necessary business equipment and farm machinery included, this is a ready to go, WIWO business with plenty of potential for new owners to continue to run seamlessly as is, or to make their own creative mark in an eclectic region that continues to enjoy steady growth.
Eltham Valley Pantry cafe kitchen
Also included in the sale are the trademarks, business names, websites, social media pages and a stock of printed marketing materials.  The current chef and staff, who the owners describe as “able to run the business with or without us,” are willing to stay on for as long as the new owners wish.

The current owners live nearby and will be on hand to help the new owners in the transition to continue to operate this award winning business. As owner Julie Rhodes said, “We’ll continue to live nearby and can’t wait to become customers here.”
Coffee fresh from Eltham Valley Pantry Cafe
Rarely has a business with such potential and flexibility and in such a beautiful location been offered at such an affordable price.

To receive more information or to arrange an inspection, please contact Nicolette van Wijngaarden at Unique Estates on 0411 144 877 or +61 2 6684 8266 or via email on nicolette@uniqueestates.com.au



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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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Unique Estates Australia wins International Property Awards

The International Property Awards Asia Pacific were announced last night at a gala event at the JW Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Unique Estates Australia has again been named a winner in two categories – Best Real Estate Agency – Australia, Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Australia plus a Highly Commended for their website www.uniqueestates.com.au

Nicolette van Wijngaarden of Unique Estates Australia winner of 2012 International Property AwardsAsia Pacific International Property Awards in 2012 for Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Australia and Best Real Estate Agency Marketing Asia Pacific, Ms Van Wijngaarden was delighted that Unique Estates Australia was again recognised for their achievements.


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Nicolette van Wijngaarden interview on BayFM

Byron Bay’s BayFM radio listeners were treated to a special interview on the Tuesday segment of ‘Byron Business’ this week. Presenter Phil Daly hosted local businesswoman, Nicolette van Wijngaarden in a segment about her niche business in luxury real estate, Unique Estates.

Nicolette talked about how she got started in real estate after 15 years in marketing. Having run her own business, Marketing Savvy, she explained how she fell into selling a luxury property for a friend who wasn’t having any luck with traditional sales methods. Nicolette used her marketing experience to create a brand around the property allowing prospective buyers to connect with the history and feel of the home rather than just listing its features.

Being an entrepreneur, Nicolette saw the need for a new business and Unique Estates was born.

Click on the player below to listen to the podcast of Nicolette van Wijngaarden’s interview on BayFM’s ‘Byron Business’ radio show.

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