An Idyllic Hinterland Estate
— Coorabell NSW —
“Monterey” – An Idyllic Hinterland Estate
Built by master-builder, John Henderson, “Monterey” is an award-winning home that is an idyllic, yet practical, family residence in the heart of Byron Bay’s charming Hinterland region.
The impressive one-kilometre* drive into the 50* acre estate creates a sense of arrival and an ambience of both perfect peace and privacy. The elevated, master-built, solid home with its ceilings of up to 4.5 metres high, its generously proportioned living rooms and wide verandahs were all designed to capture the sweeping country views and the dramatic sunrises and sunsets.
The 12-year-old timber house features three distinct wings, with a total of five bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus several spacious internal and external living spaces. The high quality and superior craftsmanship are evident in all the timber finishes throughout the home, including the rosewood windows and doors, the detailed ceilings and wood panelling that all emphasize the country charm of a well-built timber home.
The home features a spacious, light-filled contemporary kitchen, with quality finishes and European appliances including a Smeg oven, gas stovetop, Corian benchtops, an Asko Dishwasher and a walk-in pantry. Leading off from the kitchen is a spacious, all-weather sunroom that seamlessly flows out to the exterior with bifold glass doors bringing the spectacular surroundings inside.
The southern wing of the home leads to the guest bedrooms, a large bathroom and laundry, with the eastern wing providing the private master bedroom suite with ensuite and dressing room, plus a separate guest or child’s bedroom.
The upper-level space features windows on every side providing expansive district views and out across the hinterlands to the ocean. This “eagles nest” space could be used for a myriad of purposes, including a yoga room, an office or a teenagers’ retreat. The lower level of the home features a secure basement with plenty of storage, plus an internal double garage and a wine cellar – all with internal access.
The house benefits from several eco-features, including 14 solar panels installed on the roof, plus living spaces that have been cleverly designed around the changing seasons – allowing for year-round comfort with minimal energy expenditure. The cross ventilation effectively captures the fresh sea breezes during the warmer months and in the cooler months, there is a large pot-belly stove that heats the dining and living rooms, while the west-facing cosy den / library is warmed by the winter afternoon sun.
The 50* acres (20* hectare) property has been laboriously de-rocked and regenerated over many years, with plantings of 2,000* native variety trees including Silky Oak, Cedar, Bunya Pines and other varieties. A charming lake has been created from the natural springs that is an ideal spot for swimming, and picnic gatherings. The paddocks are fully fenced and would be ideal for horses or cattle, or maintained as they currently are, as pristine parklands.
Importantly, there is plenty of water on the “Monterey” estate. The spring fed dam leads to a waterfall and creek frontage, plus there is water storage under the house with three filtration systems, including a Puretec Hybrid 6 series filter that removes all bacteria from the water. There is also a 100,000 litre agricultural header tank, with this water able to be pumped to the house gardens during dry months, plus there is an automatic garden watering system.
“Monterey” is located five minutes to the M1, an easy seven minutes to the charming Hinterland village of Bangalow and it is a scenic 10* minute drive to the world-famous beaches and attractions of Byron Bay and 15* minutes to the iconic fishing village and beaches of Brunswick Heads. The Ballina-Byron Airport is a 25* minute drive and the Gold Coast, and its International Airport is an easy 35* minutes’ drive.
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