NSW Coast living
A Byron Bay private sanctuary
PRICE RANGE: $4.4 Million
- Property Type:House
- Living Areas:3
- Built-in Wardrobes
- Open Fireplace
- Carport Spaces:6
- Swimming Pool – Inground
is there such a thing???
But I liked the overall feel of it,
obviously a personal statement by the owner,
but I love homes that have personality!
Araucaria – One of the Most Beautiful Houses in Byron Bay
Situated at the end of a lovely tree-lined country road in a quiet cul-de-sac you will find, Araucaria one of the most beautiful homes in Byron Bay. Conveniently located just 5 minutes drive from the beach and main streets of Byron Bay this stunning home is truly a credit to its creators.
As you drive through the large wrought iron gates you could easily be mistaken for thinking you have been transported to the grounds of an estate in Tuscany. Araucaria has so many wonderful European countryside influences and yet it is perfectly positioned on this North facing elevated parcel of land that takes in some breathtaking views across the green hills below, the ridgeline and further to the lighthouse, Byron Bay and the ocean beyond.
The home is surrounded by an acre of garden featuring a stand of hoop pines from which the property takes its name; lavender lined paths; rows of oranges & lemons; raised box herb gardens; water features; gardenia hedges and pebbled paths alongside wisteria and muscatel grape covered entertaining terraces. There is also a salt water pool and a pool house with a large marble lined ensuite that could be utilised as guest accommodation.
Upon entering Araucaria you step into ‘The Great Room’, a large formal lounge with 6 metre high ceilings; a hand-carved limestone fireplace; a French style chandelier and a stand stone staircase finished with a Javanese Teak balustrade made from an old shipwreck. Stroll through the arched doorways and you will find the heart of this magnificent home, the kitchen and living area. This large sun-filled room has bi-fold doors which open up to the east and take in the views, allowing seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining. The kitchen with its walk-in pantry; granite bench tops; Ilve oven; double door fridge and corner built-in rosewood chopping blocks is a cooks dream!
On this level there is also a separate formal dining room with French doors leading to a courtyard and 3 generous bedrooms and two bathrooms. The sandstone staircase leads to the master suite with a large walk in robe; a very spacious ensuite finished in marble and a oval shaped pedestal bath positioned before French doors overlooking a juliette balcony and the mountains to the North West. A separate North facing terrace leading from the master suite is the perfect place to read or relax and enjoy the morning sun and the views of the garden below.
Take another set of stairs leading off ‘The Great Room’ and you will find a sandstock brick lined wine cellar for a 1000 bottles; a spacious 2 car garage and a separate tool room with ‘his & hers’ work benches; a kitchenette and 2 offices which could be used as additional bedrooms.
Araucaria is 45 minutes from Coolangatta International Airport and the Gold Coast and just under 2 hours from Brisbane. It is close to many great restaurants; cafes; shops and farmers markets in both Byron Bay and Bangalow.
Motivated vendors have reduced the price on this stunning property from $6 million to $4.4 million. This unique estate will undoubtedly meet all of the needs of the most discerning buyer.