Located in the secluded hills, only 15 minutes from Byron Bay, Yungaburra Estate is a luxurious and sophisticated oasis.
The meticulous renovations, overseen by the owners whose skilled creative eye and grand aesthetic have lent themselves to the creation of a truly stand-out property, make the overall ambience at Yungaburra one of opulence yet grounded by a palpable natural wisdom that has taken advantage of the properties many natural beauties.
Set on 13.98 hectares (approx. 34.5 acres), Yungaburra sits on the rise of the manicured lawns well above the frost level. The elegant residence has magnificent northerly views over the properties lake and on towards the Nightcap Range and Minyon Falls.
The lake is home to an abundance of wildlife including the resident platypus, turtles, echidnas fish, crayfish, eels water birds and many other bird species.
This grand home is a harmony of the classic and the contemporary, the two effortlessly woven together with features such as 10 ft + ceiling, restored 1930's leadlight, original 1930's lighting, two original 1930's timber mantle pieces and French antique windows and doors throughout, counterbalanced by state of the art appliances. The bespoke cabinetry, Kashmiri granite bench and butler's pantry make this open plan kitchen a dream to work in, and the views over the gardens further add to the atmosphere.
The kitchen flows into the living room, made majestic by the fan-forced, slow combustion, wood fire set into a hand hewn sandstone floor-to-ceiling chimney. Then on through to a grand dining room with doors opening onto a panoramic bell end pavilion and gorgeous wrap around verandahs. There is an easy flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces and magnificent views of the garden and valleys are the perfect visual backdrop.
There are four bedrooms, the main with walk in robe, large ensuite with freestanding bath and double shower, a home office, laundry, and a second bathroom with shower and claw foot bath.
25m from the main homestead is an original c1930's dairy that has been tastefully converted into a luxury, one bedroom, self-contained studio. It has a large ensuite with freestanding bathtub, full galley kitchen with stainless steel appliances, an induction cooktop, and inline water filtration. There are spectacular garden and valley views from the studio and a kitchen garden that follows a Mediterranean theme with lavender, culinary herbs, edible fig and rosemary bushes, vegetable gardens, hen house, fenced yard and olive terrace.
The property also has an Ozone HyDrotherapy 5 Person Hot pool.
In keeping with the well considered design and conscious footprint, Yungaburra features a hot water solar system, 1 kilowatt of solar roof panels, recycled water for gardens, an orchard planted with mixed citrus, mulberry, mango and a grove of 30 year-old avocado trees.
The gardens are zoned according to different botanical groups. At the front entrance, a tropical garden with Asian elements; bananas, turmeric, gingers, buddha belly and black bamboos. An arboretum of small Australian rainforest trees adjoins the nursery. Half a hectare of rainforest below the dam wall was deemed by a 'Rivercare' assessment to be of heritage significance, containing tree ferns and red cedar. There is also a nearby waterfall which flows freely after summer rains.
There is an ample water supply with the main house being supplied by a 67 thousand litre concrete rainwater tank, located smartly under the veranda with timber trap door for access. The studio has its own 25 thousand litre, concrete tank. From the spring fed lake a pump house has the ability to provide an endless supply of water to the property when needed. The property also includes farm machinery sheds and ample storage.
Presently attached to this property is a nursery supplying advanced trees and shrubs to the landscape and development industry throughout Australia and run by the present owner. The nursery is built to industry practice and is a completely closed system, all irrigated water is captured underground and reticulated back to lined dam after each irrigation. The nursery includes two 12 metre sheds and a third shed with septic tank, shower and toilet, all council approved. The infrastructure can easily be expanded, or redeveloped to accommodate alternative user for private or many other commercial enterprises.
This is a stunning property in an idyllic hinterland location just a few minutes from the world famous Gaia Health Retreat and Spa. A 5 minute drive will deliver you to the charming village of Newrybar, a haven of artisan designers and boutique eateries. Close to Bangalow and less than 15 minutes from Byron Bay's pristine beaches, this is an unbeatable location. Ballina/Byron Regional Airport is approximately 2O minutes, while Gold Coast International Airport is no more than a 50-minute drive.
This is a rare opportunity to secure an exemplary Hinterland Estate.
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