Description: Luxury, elegance and a little bit of magic come to life in Coorabella, a rural wonderland in the Byron Bay hinterland surrounded by rainforest and lush green valleys.
Set on 56 pristine acres, Coorabella has a magical feel to it - that rare quality that comes from the land. A stream runs through the property (home to an abundance of wildlife including the resident platypus) with frontage to the Wilson River and a magical, deep swimming hole as well as a private waterfall. The property was purchased 25 years ago by designer Giovanni D'Ercole, founder of the LOVE & HATRED luxury jewellery brand. While nature has taken care of the surrounds, Giovanni's skilled eye and attention to detail have transformed the stunning Queenslander into a truly unique estate. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms, studies and a library, Coorabella offers spectacular views from every room, including each of the luxuriously spacious bedrooms.
The home is the perfect balance of the classic and the contemporary, weaving the two effortlessly to create the best of both worlds. Features such as 14ft towering ceilings with original pressed-tin finishes, textured leadlight window panels, claw-footed bath, and open fire place pay homage to the property's heritage. Coorabella is sensitively modernized with features such as ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, under-floor and ceiling insulation, solar power and automatic pool cover. Australian Cedar has been used throughout. With family living at its heart, the home features a large, open kitchen which flows into huge wrap around verandas, providing a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living while offering magnificent views of the stunning surrounds. Manicured lawns, a long tarred driveway and guest parking give an elegance to the rural setting. Outdoors the 15 metre, tiled swimming pool lies within an aromatic scented garden of gardenias and jasmine, with spectacular views over the valley. Framed by a 10ft high bespoke wrought iron fence, the pool offers the perfect place to relax or entertain.
In keeping with the home's ethos of sustainable living, Coorabella features a home solar system, an orchard, vegetable garden, and two 38,000 litre rainwater tanks (with a spring feed dam, and a pump house with the ability to provide an endless supply of water to the property when needed.) The property also includes farm machinery sheds and ample storage.
The original dairy bales can also be used as self-contained creative studios.
The property is luxurious and sophisticated. The pool and house are both sought after locations for film and photo shoots for many well-known magazines and commercials. It is also highly in demand as a destination wedding location. It hosted the 2016 nuptials of A-list actress and producer Margot Robbie ("I, Tonya, Wolf of Wall Street) and Jacinta Barrett married her beau Gabriel Macht there (Jacinta acted with Meghan Markles in the long running series "Suits" and was a part of the inner circle invited to the recent Prince Harry wedding). This property is an expansive, majestic beauty. If you have a desire for a lifestyle that is both abundant in natural beauty and relaxation, while at the same time being only fifteen minutes away from all the entertainment and delights of Byron Bay and the beautiful North Coast beaches, you should not hesitate to inspect Coorabella.
The property will make a unique hinterland estate, an incredible family home. It is a piece of history which has been lovingly nurtured for over half a century, and is now ready for a new custodian. Conveniently located approximately 15 minutes to Byron Bay's beautiful beaches, 10mins to the villages of Bangalow and Mullumbimby, approximately 15 minutes to the seaside village of Brunswick Heads. The Ballina/Byron Regional Airport is approximately 25 minutes away while Gold Coast International Airport is no more than a 45 minute drive.