There are buildings that replicate a certain style, and there are those that define it.
Kooringal is the elegant country home by which all others in the region could be measured.
Sophisticated and chic, Kooringal offers a timeless elegance and grace that cannot be imitated.
A property designed for discerning buyers, Kooringal is set on 26.5 private acres, and was built in 1998.
Located just 20 minutes from Byron Bay and Bangalow, and 50 minutes from the Gold Coast, Kooringal's discreet tar-sealed entrance offers glimpses of the spectacular gardens and elegant home as it weaves down through the stunning property.
Surrounded by magnificent stands of Black Butt trees, the house is the perfect centrepiece for the stunning and aromatic gardens, which combine Tuscan and Mediterranean elements in a uniquely Australian landscape.
The beauty of the outdoor areas perfectly complements the impressive home.
The expansive single level residence offers magnificent views of the green rolling hills and valleys to the north east.
The double entrance is framed by an intimate, perfumed courtyard garden. With its backdrop of roses and gardenias, this courtyard is just one of the property's many outdoor/indoor entertaining areas.
The 550 m2 home features double brick construction and magnificent marble floors, which maintain the perfect indoor climate regardless of the season. The 11'7" ceilings and north-east aspect allows natural light and ventilation to flow throughout the home. Double glass doors and screened plantation shutters feature in all bedrooms. The secluded setting and aspect of the home protects it from southerly storms.
The home is designed for entertainment and features a variety of dining options - both indoors and out - as well as a host of luxurious living spaces.
The contemporary chef's kitchen features double Ilve ovens, granite benchtops, a Miele dishwasher and double sink. A separate entrance and walk-in larder room allows effortless and efficient in-house catering.
The expansive lounge/dining room flows to a wall of windows that overlook the infinity edge pool and valley views beyond.
The large entertaining terrace and barbeque area features a magical wisteria/bougainvillea covered pergola.
The vast master suite is a luxurious and sumptuous retreat of its own, with a separate walk-in dressing room and ensuite.
The home also features an intimate "library room" with a grand open marble fireplace; the main guest bedroom with ensuite; and two spacious guest bedrooms with a shared bathroom.
In total there are four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a study or fifth bedroom with a private sitting room.
A separate building is home to the gym, games room and machinery shed, which offers the potential for guest conversion.
Outdoors, the infinity edged 11 metre fully tiled pool and full sized tennis court complete the opulent resort living experience.
The property is serviced by an underground spring of pristine potable water and excellent rainwater storage. Solar panels sell back to the grid reducing energy costs.
There is a working organic home vegetable garden and fruit trees including lemons, limes, mandarins, oranges, peaches, plums, pears, fig, mangoes, bananas and loquats. Flowering plants include Gardenias (3 varieties), Magnolias (native and exotics), Frangipanis, African Tulip Trees, Gordonias and Camellias, Jacarandas, Ginger, Heliconias, Bougainvillea and Wisteria.
Kooringal is an outstanding Byron Bay hinterland retreat of significant proportions. It offers seclusion and tranquillity yet it is only a three-minute drive to the village of Federal, with its general store, post office, wine shop and iconic Doma Café.
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