“Wollong” ­– A Slice of Australian Heaven

91 Byrnes Lane, Tuckombil

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Sold on 2 Sep 21


  • House
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Cars: 2
“Wollong” ­– A Slice of Australian Heaven
First Time Offered to the Market

“Wollong” is located just 10 minutes from Alstonville, set in one of the region’s most preferred enclaves, on a quiet country road that is characterised by its sense of community and its beautiful natural surrounds.

Originally purchased as an untended parcel of 5 acres in 1985, today “Wollong” is a self-maintaining parkland garden that features gently rolling grassland slopes with an abundance of both native and exotic trees and plants, wooded play areas and walking tracks.

The extraordinary range of now established plant species and the thoughtfully designed architectural landscape is testimony to the decades of devoted gardening and the abundantly rich plateau soil.

At the end of the treelined drive sits the architecturally designed, country family home. Master Built by William McGuinnes, the three-bedroom home is a solid, double brick construction. The brief was to maximise the views of the surrounding gardens, with gallery ceilings to be constructed with origin wood, complemented by expansive picture windows that bring in the picturesque outdoors inside, along with an abundance of natural light.

You enter the home through a light-filled, casual dining room adjacent to the open-plan designed kitchen. Undeniably the heart of the home, the contemporary country kitchen featuring its timber cabinetry, then opens out to the adjoining sunroom and the living rooms with their dramatic cathedral ceilings.

The home is thoughtfully designed with its double brick construction, timber features and slate flooring throughout. Importantly, the home is intentionally sited, so as to require no air conditioning as all through breezes and cross ventilation is captured from all directions. For year-round comfort, the home is warmed in winter by the central fireplace and the smaller, cosy lounging spaces.
In addition, there are numerous alfresco spaces situated across the property. “Wollong” over the years has provided a welcoming gathering place for guests of all ages. The Summer House is idyllic for lazy lunches and barbecues, the Pavilion/ Gallery space is perfect for larger celebrations such as weddings, Christmas parties and musical gatherings, while the Tea House/ Art Studio is perfect for a quiet place to relax with a friend and a cup of tea, or as a quiet, al fresco reading nook.    

Other structures of “Wollong” include a huge double space car garage attached to the home, with its additional extensive space for storage. Plus, above this garage/storage space there is a working attic studio that has served as a successful designer’s workspace for decades. As well there is a pretty, rustic looking utility/garden shed for storing outdoor equipment and collected vintage pieces.

Unique in every aspect, “Wollong” is a lovingly designed and built home that is set in a beautifully landscaped oasis. The parkland gardens are home to a wide range of native trees, birds and animal species. Some (though not limited to) species are listed below. Suffice to say, for those that love to be surrounded by nature, while enjoying contemporary creature comforts, “Wollong” would be a wonderful place to call home.

Ideally located in the famously beautiful Far North Coast hinterlands, “Wollong” is an easy 10 minutes to Alstonville, 20 minutes to Lismore CBD, 20 minutes to Ballina and the Ballina-Byron Airport and just 30 minutes to the iconic coastal township and beaches of Byron Bay.
  • 5 Acres of Parkland Gardens
  • 3 Bedroom Architect Designed / Master Built Double Brick Home
  • Contemporary Country Kitchen
  • Separate Dining Room
  • 2 Living Spaces
  • Laundry with Built-in Cupboard Storage Space
  • Built in Fireplace
  • Cathedral Ceilings
  • Double Garage
  • Extensive Storage Space
  • Attic Artist Studio /Workspace
  • Al Fresco Separate Living Areas: Summer House / The Pavilion / the Tea House
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 95,000 litres of  Rainwater Tank plus Separate Gravity-fed Rainwater Tank
  • Bird life at “Wollong”:
  • Golden Whistler
  • Spangled Drongo
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • White Headed Pigeon
  • Crested Topknot Pigeon
  • Forrest Bronze Wing
  • Emerald Dove
  • Black Cockatoo
  • Azure Blue Kingfisher
  • Sacred Kingfisher
  • Magpies
  • Butcher birds
  • Swallows
  • Grey Fantails 
  • Willy Wagtails
  • Wrens
  • Pee Wees
  • Rainbow Lorikeets
  • Rosella Parrots
  • Crows And Currawongs
  • Tree Species at “Wollong”:
  • Gunn's Eucalypt
  • Rose Gum
  • Turpentine
  • Brush-Box Sydney Blue Gum
  • Tallow Wood (A Koala Favourite)
  • Hoop Pine
  • Bunya Pine
  • Norfolk Pine
  • Black Bean
  • Black Apple
  • Tuckeroo
  • Gordonia
  • Crepe Myrtle
  • Leopard Trees
  • Tea Tree
  • Cedar
  • Lilly Pilly
  • Magnolia 
  • Illawarra Flame
  • Tulip 
  • New Zealand Christmas
  • Liquid Amber
  • Mt Morgan Wattles

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Location 91 Byrnes Lane, Tuckombil, 2477