A sprawling luxury home, with three separate, private quarters, set over 54 pristine acres places this estate at the pinnacle of the market.
This 54-acre prestige property is perfectly perched on a private hilltop in the heart of the magnificent, unspoilt Upper Orara Valley. The commanding main house has five bedrooms and three bathrooms and boasts private landscaped gardens, lush rainforests and almost a kilometre of river frontage.
There are also two charming self-contained cottages, both built in the style of Mediterranean villas, with an additional guest apartment located above the double garage. Each of these accommodation offerings represents additional guest lodgings or a potential income stream.
To truly appreciate this property and its magnificence it is necessary to look at its history, purpose and architectural direction. Built in the mid 80's, the Moroccan inspired design has incorporated Australian influences to produce a truly unique and stunning piece of architecture that works harmoniously with the surrounding environment.
The eclectic mix of international components is a result of its well-travelled owner (artist Steve Bush) renowned architect Trevor Jamison and local builder Frank Maione. This collaboration of minds intended for the property to be built as a work of art, reflective of a lifestyle that mirrored and echoed the Australian culture and ethos, and one that could be appreciated by generations to come.
The main residence is painted a striking Majorelle Blue, the colour developed by Yves Saint Laurent for his house in Marrakesh. Locally, the property is affectionately known as the Blue House and it features enormous lounges, spacious dining and living areas and an oversized chef's kitchen which features a truly international standard of quality European appliances, fixtures and finishes, including the stylish Italian marble benchtops.
Thick rendered walls in crisp white, with rustic, organic, shaved corners, and bold colours blend with the wrap around verandahs and the rustic corrugated roofs to provide a timeless feel to this truly remarkable property. This majestic residence would be at home on the Amalfi coast, or a Greek Island.
Recently renovated the property has been thoroughly updated with a state-of-the-art bushfire suppression system that can be remotely activated to spray down the house for up to four days, reverse cycle air conditioning, ceiling fans, a video security system, and countless other improvements that give this a timeless masterpiece all of the modern conveniences a work-from-home tech entrepreneur would expect.
Year-round entertaining is more than easy, with wide cross breezeways that connect the living room, kitchen, family and dining rooms, allowing you seamless movement from one part of the house to the other. The vast indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces capitalise on the semi-tropical climate - allowing you to impressively cater for gatherings of any size, any time.
The addition of a fully self-contained Summer and Garden Villas, plus the Apartment located above the garage, offers for a myriad of opportunities for multi-generational family gatherings, friends visiting for weekends, caretaker accommodation, or commercial opportunities.
The beautifully landscaped gardens that surround the main home and the other accommodation structures are designed to be beautiful and easy to maintain. With lush, semi-tropical palms framing the built environment and the swimming pool, to the serene riverfront and the sweeping classic country vistas, the exquisite surrounding landscape is integral to the charm and ambience of this spectacular piece of Australia.
With equestrian facilities, a resort-sized swimming pool and gym, a pool cabana with a bathroom and the studio / gallery room to showcase your art or a space to foster your creative yearnings completes this unique offering.
Positioned in the prime hinterland region of the Coffs Coast in the sacred region of Gumbaynggirr Country, this property is only 20 minutes to the region's famous beaches, with easy access to shopping, restaurants, cafes, an international standard marina, a regional hub hospital, and a busy regional airport with 5 flights a day to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, this property can be your forever home, or a weekend country and coastal retreat.
With a soon to be built Hollywood-style film studio (by Russell Crowe), the redevelopment of Coffs downtown and waterfront precincts, and the Pacific Highway bypass, the mid-north coast is quickly growing into a regional powerhouse.