Description: Boasting a home offering understated luxury, sweeping panoramas over the Bellinger River towards Smoky Cape and even an adobe-style straw bale and mud brick studio, this is a very special property affording a serene lifestyle.
If you're looking to escape the daily grind or simply to have a sanctuary to return to at the day's end, then this could be the property you've been seeking.
Extensively renovated inside and out over the past six years, with ample input from Sydney-based firm Envirotecture, the main home is almost chameleon like with its flexible floor plan.
Both the northern and southern sides of the home open to sizeable screened timber decks via bi-fold doors. Open one wall to enjoy the fresh, clean air or to access the purpose-built barbecue alcove or both 'walls' to greatly extend your indoor/outdoor entertaining space. This property takes the concept of alfresco to the next level.
Largely clad in durable Colorbond in a sand hue (think low maintenance) the property well matches its bush environment and the exterior colour complements the locally-sourced Valla stone boulders which form a retaining wall while also being aesthetically pleasing.
The pole home is the epitome of style and casual luxury without being fussy and natural materials have also been used to great effect, like the recycled timber flooring of ash-coloured hardwoods from The Green Mill at Kempsey, which provide visual interest and beauty along with being practical.
Open beams in the main living space allow for high ceilings, while the all white galley kitchen has stone bench tops, induction cook top and pyrolytic oven. Custom-designed by Eastland Kitchens, the integrated dishwasher is among the streamlined finishing touches, as are the recessed power switches in the bench. And the adjoining butler's pantry is really a stand-alone space rather than an extension of the kitchen, resembling more like a commercial kitchen storage area with sliding doors and even a view down to the river!
There are three bedrooms in the main residence, along with a multi-purpose room on the next, under-house level. The two bedrooms on the northern side both open out to a long timber deck, one room has the same striking floorboards as the living area, while the other has 100 per cent wool carpets. Even the curtains are bespoke, having been tailored by local company Caba's Drapery.
The main bathroom has a striking claw foot bath, heated towel rail and glass shower with both a shower rose and a hand-held option in what is an efficient use of space.
Storage is at a premium in the home, allowing for a Zen, streamlined look throughout, even the European-style laundry is concealed behind a series of cupboards, with extraction fan for the dryer and adjoining storage for linen. You won't have to walk far when you've folded the bed sheets!
The master bedroom has striking deep red walls (the soothing kind!) with beautiful area views, a walk-through robe and stunning ensuite - this home has all the finer details you'd expect in a property of this calibre.
In terms of infrastructure the main residence is currently on tank water (22,000 litres) but has town water available at the flick of a switch. There's also a 200 litre solar hot water system, 1.5kw solar array and a sizeable Daikin 8.5kw reverse cycle air conditioner in the main living space.
Underneath the poles is a concrete slab ideal for parking, there's also a handy sink ideal to clean up after gardening. Adjoining this area is an additional room which may well appeal to a painter or musician, continuing the highly flexible floor plan to this lower level.
In the other direction, wide steps lead up to the stunning, freestanding studio, which is constructed of straw bale and mud brick with Cyprus Pine framing. Queensland Maple benches add to the tactile appeal, as does the funky and creative mosaic tiling in the bathroom. Fortunate to have its own external pergola and 10,000 litre stainless steel water tank the studio even has solar hot water like the house! While you could be in Santa Fe with its earthy tones and rounded walls, the studio is equally at home in this Aussie bush environment, BYO chilli strands for the front door!
Boasting eagle-like views of the area (but without the steep walk) we're told the creation of the studio drew considerable interest in the local area, with the straw-bale builder even hosting a workshop on site during construction.
In terms of the other features of the property, privacy is at a premium, the adjoining property to the left has horses, while there are cows to the right!
The area panoramas and sweeping, filtered views down to the Bellinger River can be enjoyed from various vantage points, and the bush surrounds open to a huge grassy glen behind the house, which is not only a big surprise but a useful space for summer games of cricket, the kids' play equipment or perhaps a horse or two!
Those with vans, boats and trailers will like the open parking bay easily accessed to the left of the driveway and there's creek access at the rear.
Over their tenure the owners have enjoyed the serenity of the location, the flexibility of the floor plan and the easy car access Repton affords to nearby centres such as Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Urunga and Sawtell, along with the privacy of this unique property.
Well planned and lovingly executed, this is an opportunity to purchase a property like no other.
In total: 4beds/3bath/2+cars.
Stunning views over Bellinger River to Mountains.
Renovated Home with Separate Studio.
Open plan, kitchen to lounge & dining.
Induction cooktop, Pyrolytic Oven, Integrated D/W, Rangehood, Combo Microwave & Convection Oven.
Master bed with W.T.R and Ensuite with heated Towel rails.
Beds 2 & 3 Queen sized.
Main bathroom with Clawfoot Bath, Separate shower and heated Towel rails
Screened decks with bifolds to living area.
European Style Laundry & Linen Press.
The Green Mill - recycled hardwood floor boards.
100% Wool Carpets.
Ceiling fans & LED Lighting.
Curtains by Caba's Drapery.
Bonus room under house currently used for storage.
Insulated ceilings, external walls & under floor.
Solar Hot Water 220 litres.
Water tank 22,000 litres with Town water connected.
Concrete pad parking under house & external parking.
Studio - Santa Fe Style
Wonderful Views at front.
Straw bale & Mudbrick with Cypress Pine framing.
Consisting of one room with bench and sink.
Stainless steel water tank of 10,000 litres.
100 Litre Solar Hot water (evacuated tubes)
1.5 Kw solar array on Studio.
House & Studio connected to same electric meter box.
Fenced on left & right-hand side boundaries to creek.
Location Summary: approx. time & distance to:
Coffs Harbour 20Km or 15mins drive
Bellingen 17Km or 12mins drive
Urunga 12Km or 06mins drive
Mylestom Village 04Km or 04mins drive
Sawtell 14Km or 12mins drive
North Beach 04Km or 04mins drive
Tuckers Rock Bch 03Km or 04mins drive
Bellinger River 01Km or 04mins drive
LAND SIZE: 1.86 ha (approx) RATES: $2,370.26 per annum (approx)
We have obtained all information in this document from sources we believe to be reliable; however, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Prospective purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations.