A Contemporary, Eco-Conscious Castle
- Beds: 8
- Baths: 6
- Cars: 4
Rarely does a property of this unique design and grandeur come onto the Australian market. This impressive, architect-designed home and separate gatehouse is perfectly positioned just outside of the charming village of Uki on the Far North Coast of NSW.
Combining sublime architecture with original artworks and eco-design, this extraordinary 5-bedroom home and its accompanying 3-bedroom gatehouse is lovingly designed and built with a mixture of locally sourced stone, wood and recycled natural materials to create a modern, unique and private sanctuary set in semi-tropical splendour.
The main residence features a total of five bedrooms - three with ensuites, plus two separate living rooms, two kitchens, an indoor garden atrium and a grand hall that has the extraordinary capacity to seat up to a 100 people. As well, there is an upstairs, separate entertainment room – with all the main living spaces boasting huge windows that serve to dramatically bring the lush, tropical landscaped gardens, indoors.
In addition, the 150-square metre gatehouse comprises of three bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchenette and an open-plan dining room and living space. This space can be utilised for a myriad of purposes, including as separate guest quarters, a teenagers’ retreat, an artist’s studio, home office, or as an independent source of income.
A Heavenly Artistic Haven
This magnificent property was uniquely designed to incorporate a variety of original artistic works that are elegantly embedded into the structures of the buildings and the courtyards. As a consequence, the sale of this property includes many hand-crafted murals, dragon and gargoyle sculptures, ancient-inspired classical garden plinths and more.
Set among semi-tropical rainforest, the home sits on a total of 1.218 hectares (approximately 3 acres), this property in total comprises of the impressive, main residential building, the charming gatehouse and surrounding gardens, courtyards and sealed walking tracks.
To the west of the property are dramatic vistas to Mount Warning – that is famously the first place on the Australian coast to welcome the sunrise. To the north are views of Queensland’s beautiful Springbrook Mountain and to the south, there are pretty prospects of the stunning, surrounding subtropical rainforest.
Art, contemporary architectural designs, sustainability and nature are sublimely combined on this stunning property to create a unique sanctuary of both style and substance.
From the choice of the locally sourced, natural and recycled materials, to the 4kW solar panels and a self-sufficient water supply, this is an impressive design of sustainable living that is entirely simpatico with its natural surrounds, allowing the beauty of the land to artfully complement the design choices of the built environment.
Entertaining on a Grand Scale
Famed for hosting exclusive private parties, this property boasts an abundance of room for those who enjoy impressive entertaining, with the setting and capacity for grand scale entertaining entirely evident. Added to that, there is a separate three-bedroom gatehouse that is perfect for accommodating house-party guests.
Completing the extensive lifestyle facilities of this property there is currently a three-car carport to the front of the main residence, plus an additional single-car carport to the rear – all with potential to expand if required.
Realistic Commercial Potential
Under the designated planning provisions for this property, for those interested in creating a tourist accommodation enterprise, or an idyllic healing & health retreat - it is entirely possible to create such an endeavour, or to indeed expand the already extensive facilities to include further separate, additional accommodation and other appropriate developments.
It will be of little surprise that this unique property has been featured on television and in magazines, including The Great Outdoors, Sydney Weekender and the UK’s World Unique Homes. The property has also hosted impressive fundraisers for the popular Tweed Regional Art Gallery and has operated as a successful registered Bed & Breakfast and as a stylish wedding venue.
Perfect Peace & Privacy
There is a genuine sense of peace and stillness that abounds in this property. Rather than dominate or overwhelm, the main home and gatehouse’s proportions complement the surrounding gardens and environment, offering a quieting calm and sublime sense of relaxation.
Blessed with rich, volcanic soil this property also features an abundance of water, including three water storage tanks and a bore that accesses natural, spring water.
This private oasis is an easy 10 minutes’ drive to Murwillumbah and 35 minutes to the iconic coastal hub of Byron Bay to the south, and the Gold Coast International Airport, to the north.
- Notable Features
- • Private 1.218 ha property zoned Rural and Residential.
- • Perfect north-easterly aspect
- • Magnificent views of the rolling hills of Mt Warning and Springbrook.
- • Perfumed landscaped gardens
- • Built sustainably from Local stone, Red Gum and Oregon beams
- • 2.8 to 8m high ceilings
- • Sunny Atrium and sunroom
- • Large entertainment spaces upstairs and downstairs.
- • 8 Bedrooms
- • 6 Bathroom
- • Registered bed-and-breakfast
- • Air conditioning throughout
- • 4 Carports
- • 4 Courtyards
- • Unique designed Gazebo
- • Paved bushwalk
- • Walking tracks surrounding the castle.
- • Dam & Spring water Bore
- • Exotic and native trees
- • Vegetable Garden
- • Fully self-contained three bedrooms studio/gatehouse
- • An abundance of natural wildlife
Approximate land area: 1.2 Hectares